Donald Trump UK visit: Everything you need to know, from when he will arrive to who he is expected to meet

29 June 2018
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President Donald Trump will meet the Queen and go to Chequers when he visits Britain in later this year, with golf and a trip to Scotland also on the cards.

It is rumoured that his wife Melania will join him on the visit and that the couple may be honoured by the Coldstream Guards when they meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.

This would be the First Lady’s first trip abroad since her hospitalisation for a kidney procedure last month. Melania was unable to accompany her husband to the G7 summit in Canada or to the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, both of which took place earlier this month.

Read on to find out when the trip is happening, who he’ll be meeting, reactions to the announcement and a summary of Mr Trump’s relationship with Theresa May.

When is Donald Trump visiting the UK?

The US leader’s long-delayed trip will begin on July 13 and will include talks with Theresa May and an overnight stay. While it was originally due to last just 24 hours, it may be extended to up to three days.

The White House press secretary let slip the date of Mr Trump’s trip in April in a press conference for journalists’ children to mark America’s ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’.

Friday July 13 has been chosen as the date because Mr Trump, who is known not to enjoy long-distance travel, is in Brussels for a Nato meeting on July 11 and 12.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course.”

Mr Trump is understood to have personally approved the visit after weeks of careful negotiations between his staff, Number 10 and the UK embassy in Washington.

The visit offers a chance for Mrs May to improve her personal relationship with the US president, which figures close to both leaders privately acknowledge is not especially warm.

Yet it also triggered renewed fears of mass protests – one of the reasons Mr Trump has delayed coming to Britain for so long according to US and UK sources.

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