Trump and Melania arrive home from Japan after ‘unforgettable’ trip and will leave again in FIVE days for state visit to UK when they will meet the Queen
- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump returned home to the White House after a four-day state visit to Japan
- The first couple leaves this weekend to head to the United Kingdom for a three-day state visit, in which they will meet Queen Elizabeth II
- The UK visit will include a state dinner at Buckingham Palace, a meeting and press conference with outgoing PM Theresa May and lunch with Prince Charles
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump returned home to the White House on Tuesday after a four-day state visit to Japan and will leave again this weekend to head for the United Kingdom, where they they will meet Queen Elizabeth II.
The first couple disembarked from Marine One and held hands as they walked across the lawn into the White House residence.
The president waved but didn’t stop to speak to reporters after the 13-hour flight that included a refueling stop in Alaska.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump returned home to the White House after a four-day state visit to Japan
The first couple gets only a short rest before leaving for a state visit to the UK
The first lady, dressed in a $2500 Calvin Klein navy blue dress, also did not speak.
On the last leg of his Japanese trip – where he met with American servicemen and women on the USS Wasp – he said the visit was ‘amazing and unforgettable’.
Trump became the first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor Naruhito during his four-days in Asia. He also played a round of golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and enjoyed an imperial welcome ceremony along with a state dinner.
He and the first lady also took in a sumo wrestling match.
There won’t be much time for rest.
The Trumps begin a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Monday. It’s their first state visit there. Their stop in London last summer did not have the formal designation of a ‘state’ visit.
Before he leaves, the president will delivers remarks at the United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony on Thursday.
On Friday, he and the first lady will host a reception at the White House to honor Gold Star families.
Then they arrive in London on Monday, where they will meet several senior members of the royal family.
A state visit includes a formal welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace along with a white-tie dinner there.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will join the Queen for the official ceremonial welcome being staged in Buckingham Palace’s garden.
That will replace the usual Horse Guards Parade venue in Whitehall – a decision likely due to security concerns.
There will also be a state banquet for the president that evening for a lavish white-tie dinner staged in the palace’s ballroom.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join the Queen and Charles and Camilla for the event, which will feature leading figures from UK national life and prominent Americans in Britain.
The Trumps’ three-day visit to the UK will include a state dinner at Buckingham Palace
The Duke of Sussex will join a luncheon with the Trumps but his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will remain on maternity leave with baby Archie
Buckingham Palace released the itinerary for the president’s three-day visit to the UK today.
After the official welcome on Monday, the Trumps will have a private lunch with the Queen and Prince Harry meet the president, but the Duchess of Sussex, American actress Meghan Markle, will avoid a potentially awkward meeting with the leader, who she vocally campaigned against in the 2016 U.S. election.
During President Trump’s private lunch with the Queen and Prince Harry, Her Majesty will invite him and the first lady to view a special exhibition in the Picture Gallery, which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the Royal Collection.
After this, the first couple, accompanied by Prince Andrew, will visit Westminster Abbey, where the President will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.
They will then be taken on a short tour of the Abbey.
The first couple will also have tea with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House.
On Tuesday, Trump and out-going Prime Minister Theresa May will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by The Duke of York, at St James’s Palace, with senior UK and US business leaders.
The visit comes as May announced she is stepping down after three years in power amid the nation’s Brexit crisis.
And it comes amid a power shift in the UK. Nigel Farage’s new populist Brexit party trounced the Tory and Labour parties in Sunday’s election, securing an extraordinary 29 members of parliament.
Farage was them main campaigner for British withdrawal from the European Union.
The full itinerary of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK has been revealed by Buckingham Palace today (pictured with the Queen in July 2018)
Arriving on June 3, President Trump will be welcomed by the Queen at Buckingham Palace (left). The president will also have tea with the the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (right) at Clarence House
Following lunch together, the leaders will hold a joint press conference.
In the evening, the Trumps will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dinner on behalf of The Queen.
On Wednesday, the final day of the visit, the Queen, accompanied by Prince Charles, will join the Trumps and will attend the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside more than 300 D-Day veterans.
Trump is bringing his children, and their spouses, to meet with the Royal family when he makes his visit, despite only one of the couples holding officially positions with the administration.
Reports indicate Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – who serve as White House advisers – will attend along with Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, his wife Lara and Tiffany Trump.
The only Trump child missing would be Barron Trump, who is 13-years-old.
‘President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump accepted the invitation from Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to visit the United Kingdom from June 3 to 5, 2019,’ the White House said in a statement, without mentioning if other family members would attend.
‘This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom,’ the statement continued.
Trump will meet with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May during his trip
President Donald Trump is expected to bring his adult children and their spouses to meet with the Royal family during a visit to the United Kingdom next month
Previously, Queen Elizabeth II has also hosted two other U.S. presidents – George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush in November 2003 and President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in May 2011.
Additionally Trump will attend a ceremony in Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
And the president’s scheduled a stop in Ireland to golf at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Ireland.
While there, Trump will also meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Shannon, Ireland, which is just a few dozen mile trip by air to his resort on the eastern coast of the European country.
Full itinerary of Donald Trump’s three-day state visit to the UK
MONDAY, JUNE 3
- Arrive in the morning and receive Ceremonial Welcome in the Buckingham Palace Garden, hosted by the Queen and joined by Prince Charles and Camilla.
- President Trump, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, will inspect the Guard of Honour, formed of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards.
- Private lunch with the Queen followed by a special exhibition in the Picture Gallery, which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the Royal Collection.
- Mr and Mrs Trump, accompanied by The Duke of York, will visit Westminster Abbey, where the President will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. They will also be given a tour of the Abbey.
- They will then join The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for tea at Clarence House.
- In the evening, The Queen will hold a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace and both the Queen and the President will both make speeches at the start of the Banquet.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
- On Tuesday morning, the president and Prime Minister Theresa May will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by The Duke of York, at St James’s Palace, with senior UK and US business leaders.
- The president and Mrs Trump will then visit 10 Downing Street to hold talks with the Prime Minister.
- Following lunch together, President Trump and the Prime Minister will attend a press conference.
- In the evening, the president and Mrs Trump will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America. Prince Charles and Camilla will attend the dinner on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
- On Wednesday, the Queen, accompanied by Prince Charles, President Trump and Melania will attend the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside over 300 D-Day veterans.
- The Queen will formally bid farewell to The President and Mrs Trump in Portsmouth.
- President Trump and Mrs Trump will depart privately later in the day.
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