US President Donald Trump set to visit UK in June
US president Donald Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK in early June, according to reports.
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Trump was first promised an official state visit by Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after his election in 2016 but no official date was set.
However, the White House could confirm the date of the visit as early as today, according to the BBC and Sky News.
The visit could take place in the first week of June, Sky News reported.
He could visit Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and also go to France to join in the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
It would be Trump’s first visit to the UK since his two-day trip last summer, when he went to Windsor Castle with Lady Melania Trump to meet the Queen.
At the time he called her “an incredible woman”, adding: “She has really never made a mistake. You don't see, like, anything embarrassing.”
The president also met May at her Chequers retreat and visited Sandhurst for a display of the UK and US special forces.
Tens of thousands of people protested against Trump’s visit last year in cities and towns around the UK.
In London protesters floated a huge balloon depicting Trump as a baby above Westminster.
The visit followed comments in which Trump said Boris Johnson would make a “great Prime Minister”, as well as criticising May’s Brexit deal – saying he “would have done it much differently”.
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Trump claimed May’s plans would ruin any chance of a UK-US trade deal.
Policing his visit cost £18m, or four times the bill to taxpayers of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.