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Trump's officials announce state visit by calling Queen 'Her ROYAL Majesty'

Trump's officials announce state visit by calling Queen 'Her ROYAL Majesty'

Buckingham Palace formally announced the state visit as the Queen is the president's host, and it is understood the monarch's official London home will be the venue for the visit and where the traditional state banquet will be held for Mr Trump and his wife Melania.

Last July President Trump was in London for a two-day working visit with Prime Minister May.

A giant six-metre-high blimp of Trump depicted as an orange baby in nappies flew over the capital.

Donald Trump made a series of gaffes during his visit to Britain last June as he sparked criticism for failing to follow royal protocol when he met the Queen.

Few details of the trip were given, but it will include a meeting with May in Downing Street and also a ceremony in Portsmouth on the south English coast to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France during World War Two. The White House said the visit will "reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom".

Mr Trump could also face a hard conversation with Prince Charles, a passionate environmental campaigner who has called climate change "the wolf at the door".

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Her government wants a lucrative post-Brexit trade deal with the USA and sees Trump, who has promised one, as a useful vehicle to achieve that.

Trump's state visit has been a divisive issue for Britons since May issued the invitation, with more than 1.8 million people signing a petition calling for him to be prevented from making such a trip, leading to a debate in parliament in 2017.

While in France, Trump will also meet separately with Macron.

He hopes to leverage the recent Extinction Rebellion protests against climate change, which brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets in London and across the United Kingdom, for the movement against Trump's state visit.

The blunder appeared in a statement from the press office in Washington DC today confirming the US President and his wife Melania had accepted the invitation. The Speaker of the House of Commons is one of three "key holders" to Westminster Hall, and as such, effectively holds a veto over who addresses Parliament. It accuses President Trump of "misogynism, racism and xenophobia", attacks his "previous comments on women, refugees and torture", and blasts his "lack of action on climate change and failure to support the Paris Climate Change Deal".

The president's primary goal of the European visit is to recognize the 75th anniversary of D-Day, as he will travel to Normandy to observe the anniversary at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.


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