Donald Trump is returning to the UK – this time for a state visit.
The U.S. President is to visit the UK between Monday 3 June to Wednesday 5 June at the invitation of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This will come nearly a year after his last visit to the UK, a working visit in July 2018, and this year’s trip will feature more pomp and ceremony. He will attend a “bilateral” meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May as well as meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace during the trip. He and his wife Melania will also attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, at one of the primary embarkation sites for the Allied operation that led to the liberation of Europe during World War II.
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“President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump accepted the invitation of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to visit the United Kingdom from June 3 to 5, 2019. This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom,” the White House said in a statement.
His visit to the UK will be followed by a trip to France. He will travel to Normandy at the invitation of
President Emmanuel Macron to observe the 75th Anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. “While in France, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Emmanuel Macron to reinforce continued close cooperation on our shared economic and security interests,” the White House added.
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