President Trump visits the United Kingdom and Ireland

President Trump visits the United Kingdom and Ireland

After lunch with Queen Elizabeth II, Trump will be honoured at extravagant state dinner at Buckingham Palace. Also in attendance at the event were members of the Trump family - Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump, Laura Trump and Donald Trump - and British royal family - Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne.

After lunch with the queen, Trump was given a biography of Winston Churchill as a gift - he's a fan - and shown parts of the collection at Buckingham Palace, including an 18th-century map of NY, historic photos of golf at St. Andrews and books about birds and George Washington.

Following the welcome, the national anthems of the U.S. and the United Kingdom were played, before the president and Prince Charles inspected a Guard of Honour formed by Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards.

Protesters plan to fly the blimp again during Trump's three-day state visit.

The Trumps then boarded Marine One, the presidential helicopter, for the trip from Stansted Airport to the centre of Britain's capital. While the state visit is ceremonial and Trump will not be addressing political issues with the country's leaders, some are dissatisfied that the president was given that privilege.

"This is much more serious than childish insults which should be beneath the President of the United States", the spokesman added.

And all the adult children are all expected to attend Tuesday evening's dinner at Winfield House, the USA ambassador's residence in London, where Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will represent the Queen.

He added it was "so un-British to be rolling out the red carpet this week for a formal state visit for a president whose divisive behaviour flies in the face of the ideals America was founded upon - equality, liberty and religious freedom".

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Trump is also scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May during his visit, and will travel to Ireland on Wednesday to meet Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Clearly, Khan's comments didn't go unnoticed by the president.

Sad-faced and holding up a sign reading "Dear Trump", Khan said that President Trump's values are not the same "as London's or this country", saying: "We think that diversity is a strength".

Trump then tweeted: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"

The controversy was further exacerbated on Sunday when the USA ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, suggested the NHS would be on the table in post-Brexit trade talks.

Part of Trump's visit will be to join in commemorative ceremonies for the anniversary of D-Day in London and Normandy.

Sadiq Khan, the UK-born son of Pakistani immigrants, has given the go-ahead for the very big "Baby Trump" balloon to fly again, following last year's viral debut. On Sunday, Mr Trump denied calling the duchess "nasty", despite him using the word on tape.

During the banquet, both the US President and the Queen are expected to make a speech.

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