President Trump Will Join Queen Elizabeth for a State Visit in the U.K. This Summer

Caroline Hallemann
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American President Donald Trump will be making a State Visit to the United Kingdom later this year. Here's what we know about the trip so far.

Both the White House and Buckingham Palace have confirmed the state visit.

"The President of the United States of America, President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Mrs Melania Trump, has accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019," reads a statement released by Buckingham Palace on April 23.

The White House released a similar statement, saying the trip "will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The statement also incorrectly referred to the Queen as "Her Royal Majesty."

The President and FLOTUS will not be staying at Buckingham Palace.

As there are ongoing renovations happening at the Palace, they will have to stay elsewhere.

The trip almost coincides with the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

While the anniversary is June 6, a memorial could take place while Trump is in the U.K.

Details about what the visit might entail are slim at this point.

The Sunday Times reports that it could include a banquet at Buckingham Palace and a carriage procession.

It has also been reported that President Trump and First Lady Melania will have tea with Prince Charles at Clarence House during the visit.

This will mark Trump's second meeting with the Queen over the course of his presidency.

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In July of 2018, Trump traveled to Windsor Castle to have tea with the Queen and to take in a military parade, but that engagement was considered a working visit and not an official state visit.

During his trip, Trump also toured Winston Churchill's birthplace Blenheim Palace, and visited Chequers, Theresa May's official country home, but his time in the U.K. was also notable for the number of local protests it inspired.

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At this point, it's unclear if his return will once again prompt widespread demonstrations, but he's likely looking forward to the visit as he is an admirer of the British monarch.

"I think she represents her country so well," Trump said in an interview ahead of their meeting last year.

"If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman."

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