DONALD TRUMP TO MAKE FIRST UK STATE VISIT THIS SUMMER
US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK this summer, Buckingham Palace have announce.
The visit by the president and First Lady Melania Trump has been planned to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June with a ceremony held in Portsmouth. This will be Mr Trump’s first formal state visit to Britain, more than two years after Theresa May extended an invitation following his inauguration.
The trip is expected to include a banquet with the Queen and other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace. This will be Trumps second audience with the Queen whom he previously met at Windsor Castle during a working visit to the UK back in July 2018.
The visit once again will be shrouded in controversy apart from the protesters who are expected to line the streets of London a state visit is a formal trip by a head of state at the invitation of the Queen, this often involves the head of state visiting and making a speech in the House of Commons, however back in 2017 speaker of the house John Bercow said that Mr Trump should not be allowed to address parliament, and as speaker of the house John Bercow has the power to veto anyone who addresses parliament.
Donald Trumps will become only the third sitting US president – following George W Bush and Barack Obama – treated to an official UK state visit during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
The 3-day state visit will take place from 3 to 5 June.