Buckingham Palace releases details of Donald Trump's official state visit
24 May 2019, 17:47 | Updated: 24 May 2019, 20:28
The details for Donald Trump's upcoming three-day state visit to the UK next month have been revealed.
The US president will arrive with the First Lady Melania Trump on Monday 3 June, for a roster of royal activities and other meetings including with Theresa May who has just weeks left as prime minister.
The Queen, along with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, will greet the Trumps on their arrival at Buckingham Palace.
Following a ceremonial welcome, there will be two royal gun salutes at Green Park and the Tower of London.
The rest of the three-day trip will include a schedule of specially arranged events, such as a tour of Westminster Abbey, where Mr Trump will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, and a D-Day commemorative event that the Trumps will attend alongside 300 veterans.
Most notably, the Queen will host a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace - a staple part of an official state visit.
Mr Trump will become the third US president to be part of such a visit, following George W Bush in 2003 and Barack Obama in 2011.
On the second day of the trip, Mr Trump will meet Theresa May, who announced her resignation on Friday.
The pair will attend a business breakfast with senior UK and US business leaders, before taking part in talks at Downing Street.
A joint press conference will follow, which could be the last one the president has with Mrs May as prime minister.
The leadership contest for the next Tory party head and, by default, prime minister will begin the following week.
Mr Trump's previous visit to the UK in July 2018 was marred by nationwide protests, and comments he made in an interview over Mrs May's Brexit plans negatively affecting US-UK trade deals.
Similar protests have been planned again for the president's visit in June.
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