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Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is scheduled for 3 June



  The Queen walks alongside Donald Trump as the US President inspects the honor guard at a welcome ceremony in Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018.

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US President Donald Trump makes three state visits to Britain from June 3 to 5, announces Buckingham Palace.

President and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests at the Queen's and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 1

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Trump met the Queen at Windsor Castle when he came on a working visit to Britain in July 2018.

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First Lady Melania Trump, her husband and Theresa May on the steps of Blenheim Palace on July 12, 2018

He also had discussions with Mrs. May at Checkers before moving to Scotland, where he owns the Turnberry Golf Course.

The President was promised the visit of Prime Minister Theresa May after being elected in 2016

Ms. May said the state visit in June was an "opportunity to strengthen our already strong ties in areas such as trade, investment, security and defending and discussing how we can build on these relationships in the years to come ". The White House said the visit would reaffirm the "solid and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom".

The Queen has already had two state visits from US Presidents – George W. Bush in November 2003 – to host Barack Obama in May 2011.

Countries invited to the Portsmouth event on June 5 include Canada, France, and Germany , Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic [19659005] The Southsea Common gathering will feature live performances, military demonstrations, and honors to the Allied forces, who fought in Normandy, including a fleet of 26 RAF aircraft and at least 11 Royal Navy ships in the Solent.

After leaving the United Kingdom Trump and his wife will travel to France on 6 June for a series of D-Day commemorative events.

£ 18 million in police costs

The President's last visit to Britain was marked by demonstrations.

In London, thousands of people took to the streets to express their concerns.

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A Trump "Baby Blimp" hovered over the Parliament Square during the 2018 protest

And in Scotland, people in Edinburgh and Turnberry were displeased.

The National Police Chiefs Council estimated that the police operation for the President's visit in 2018 would have cost nearly £ 18 million.

10,000 officials said from all over the country were needed to handle the opportunity.

Activists behind the 2018 protests – the Stop Trump coalition and Stand Up To Trump – have pledged to mobilize "huge numbers" in response to the visit.

A spokeswoman for Commons President John Bercow called for a request to Mr. Trump, who turned to Parliament "in the usual way," but did not say whether an application had yet been received.

Mr Bercow had previously said that he wanted "Trump" to pay a State visit to Mr Trump, who went to the Parliamentary Departments during the European Parliament.


What is a state visit?

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The Queen welcomed President Barack Obama in 2011 at Buckingham Palace

A state visit is a formal visit by a Head of State and usually at the invitation of the Queen, acting on the recommendation of the Government.

State visits are big events, but not just ceremonial affairs. They have a political purpose and are used by the then government to promote Britain's national interests.

Once the venue and dates are confirmed, the government, visiting government and royal household will agree on a detailed timetable

So, what is it about?

The queen acts as the official host for the duration of the trip, and visitors usually stay at either Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.

There is usually a state banquet and visits to – and speeches at – the Houses of Parliament may be included. The Speaker of the House of Commons is one of three "key holders" of Westminster Hall and, as such, has vetoed Parliament's speech.

The queen usually receives one or two heads of state per year. She has since held 109 state visits since she took office in 1952.

The official website of the Queen and the Royal Family contains a complete list of state visits ever since, including details of the development of the ceremonies.


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