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Trump schedules state visit to Britain

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/24/19, 11:01 am

Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Britain in June for a three-day state visit as guests of Queen Elizabeth II. Though many U.S. presidents have visited the monarch, only George W. Bush and Barack Obama were honored with a state visit. Such visits typically feature ceremonial greetings, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a banquet with the queen at Buckingham Palace. The president will also meet with Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit.

Britain extended the invitation nearly two years ago, but the trip has been deferred amid Britain’s Brexit crisis and concerns about the president’s reception in the U.K. Thousands of protesters turned out when Trump visited the U.K. countryside last summer, and more anti-Trump demonstrations are expected this time, as well.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 07:25 pm

    Do ever wonder what is in the queen's handbag? I just did. :-)

    Probably just a couple of hankies. One for her and one for someone else?