Thursday, 30 May 2019

Donald Trump State Visit

American President Donald Trump will be making a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019, that's next week.

The official release says over the course of the three-day visit, the U.S. president will attend a banquet at Buckingham Palace, a tea at Clarence House, and will visit with the Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing Street.

In July of 2018, Trump travelled 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.

Mr Trump, who has previously described the Queen as a "tremendous woman", will likely revel in the chance to deliver a speech alongside the monarch. It will involve around 150 guests with cultural, diplomatic or economic links to the US. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable and Commons Speaker John Bercow will not be there, however. The trio have said they will boycott the event. Hardly likely to cause any international ripples but behind the scenes there may de some disquiet.

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