Donald Trump U.K. State Visit Itinerary: President Returns to Britain for 3 Days, Including Lunch With Queen

President Donald Trump is due to arrive in the U.K. for a three-day visit where he be met by Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Theresa May and tens of thousands of protesters.

Unlike his last appearance in the U.K. in July, this time Trump will arrive as part of a State Visit—a more grandiose occasion which normally occurs following a formal invitation from the Queen.

The events Trump will attend as part of his state visit will include a lavish white tie dinner with the Queen and breakfast with the outgoing prime minister at Downing Street.

The visit has been timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, with Trump and the first lady Melania Trump due to attend a special ceremony marking the occasion on Wednesday (June 5).

Even though the Trumps will be guests of the Queen during their visit, they are not expected to stay at Buckingham Palace because renovations are currently taking place there, reports the Evening Standard.

Just like Trump's last visit, large scale protests will be held in the capital and across the U.K. Ahead of his visit, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also described Trump's rhetoric as using the same "divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support."

Writing in The Observer, Khan—who has had a long-standing feud with Trump—added: "Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than seventy years."


Trump and the first lady will land in the U.K. on June 3 and be honored with a ceremonial welcome in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, which will be attended by the Queen, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

As reported by Reuters, Trump will then attend a guard of honor with Prince Charles as gun salute ceremonies take place in central London's Green Park and the Tower of London.

Later, Prince Harry is expected to join his family and the Trumps for a private lunch, followed by the Queen showing their guests a special exhibition of items and pictures of significance to the U.S. from the Royal Collection.

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle will not attend the private lunch having given birth to her son Archie less than a month ago.

Trump and the first lady will then be given a tour of Westminster Abbey, where the president will lay a wreath at the memorial of the Unknown Warrior. The Trumps will then meet with Prince Charles and Camilla for afternoon tea at Clarence House.

In the evening, there will the main event—a state banquet held at Buckingham Palace, where Trump and the Queen will make speeches.

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President Donald Trump talks to the media before he departs the White House on June 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is due to arrive for a three-day state visit to the U.K. Getty/Tasos Katopodis


Trump will begin the day by meeting Prime Minister May for a business breakfast at St. James' Palace, which will also by attended by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and other key U.K. and U.S. business leaders.

The president and May will then go for talks at 10 Downing Street, after which the pair will give a joint press conference.

In the evening, the Trumps will attend a dinner at Winfield House, the U.S. ambassador's residence, which Prince Charles and Camilla will attend.

Tuesday is also expected to see the biggest number of protesters descending on the streets of London. More than 30,000 people have expressed an interest in a "Together Against Trump - stop the state visit" protest on Facebook, which is due to take place in Trafalgar Square from 11 a.m.

Other protests are also expected to take place across the U.K., with the infamous Baby Trump blimp poised to make a return


Trump, the Queen and Prince Charles will attend a commemorative event in Portsmouth, south England, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, where 300 WWII veterans will also be present.

After the Queen bids a formal farewell to Trump and the first lady, the president is expected to fly to his hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, as well as hold a meeting with Irish premier Leo Varadkar at Shannon Airport, reports the BBC.