US President Donald Trump to make state visit to UK in June

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The US President Donald Trump is set to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace in June to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings during World War Two.

Trump’s visit is currently scheduled for the first week of June, although this has yet to be confirmed by either the Queen’s representatives or the White House.

As part of the US President’s visit, he will also be visiting the site of the D-Day landings in France.

His visit will mark almost a year since his last visit to the UK, when he and his wife, First Lady Melania, met the Queen at her Windsor Castle residence. Trump was very complimentary of the Queen and her accomplishments as the UK’s Head of State.

During his visit last year he also met with Prime Minister Theresa May at Sandhurst, where they watched a display by both US and British troops.

Trump’s visit last year was met with large protests across the country, and this looks set to be repeated during his visit to the UK this summer.


Update

The President and First Lady will make a State Visit to the UK on 3-5 June, as announced by Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

President Trump will be a guest of Her Majesty The Queen during the visit, and will also have discussions with the Prime Minister in Downing Street.

On 5 June the UK will host a major international event in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and commemorate this critical moment in the Second World War.

On the State Visit, Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The UK and United States have a deep and enduring partnership that is rooted in our common history and shared interests. We do more together than any two nations in the world and we are both safer and more prosperous because of our cooperation.

“The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead.”

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