Trump To Make First State Visit To UK In June

The BBC reports:

US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be a guest of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

He will also hold talks with the prime minister at Downing Street. Mr Trump met the Queen at Windsor Castle when he came to the UK in July 2018 on a working visit.

The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 – but no date was set. The president’s last visit was marked by demonstrations around the UK.

Just in from the White House:

This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition to meeting the Queen, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

While in the United Kingdom, the President and First Lady will 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.

You may recall that in 2017 Trump had demanded a royal carriage procession through the streets of London. It appears that may actually happen.