Trump's visit to UK downgraded, Queen will not meet him
Diplomats are discussing plans for a “working visit” by the US president that will be shorn of the pomp and flummery of a full-blown State Visit, Evening Standard reported.
And instead of a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship, it is likely to form part of a tour of several countries by Trump.
The downgrading of Trump’s first trip as President to the UK follows the huge controversy when Theresa May tried to steal a march on other world leaders by offering a State Visit as guest of the Queen that was intended to take place this summer, breaching a convention that the honour is usually reserved for a president’s second term. ■