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Donald Trump set for state visit to UK in June

Christian Fernsby |
US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the UK in June, Buckingham Palace is expected to confirm on Tuesday.

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Trump was invited for a formal trip when he was elected in 2016 by British prime minister Theresa May but a date was not organised.

The president and his wife Melania visited the UK in July last year on an official two-day working trip, where he met Mrs May at her countryside house in Oxfordshire and Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, outside London. He later travelled up to Scotland for a private visit to his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire.

However, a full state will likely see Mr Trump spend more time with the Queen in the UK capital, London. Heads of state are often treated to a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace and a banquet with the monarch.

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