Trump to visit Windsor and Chequers on United Kingdom trip

Share

Trump and the first lady will then go on to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen.

"I was talking to regulars who are looking forward to the visit and I said "Let's set up the Trump Arms while he is here".

It has vowed to gather near the United States ambassador's residence in London, where Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will stay Thursday night, and outside Blenheim Palace, wartime leader Winston Churchill's birthplace, which hosts the pair for dinner prior.

The next day, Mr Trump and Ms May will visit an unspecified defense site before holding talks at Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat 65 kms from the capital.

The President and the First Lady will then spend the night at Winfield House, the US ambassador's residence in central London.

Asked whether the President's schedule was created to keep him away from possible protests, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: "Prime ministers frequently make use of Chequers for meetings with foreign leaders". It is one of the things that bind us together.

Protesters are planning to fly a blimp over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby during his visit after Khan approved a request for its use.

Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium that could turn contentious over the US leader's insistence that allies pay more for their defence and amid trade disputes between Washington and Europe.

Downing Street said the dinner was meant to "celebrate the strong business links between our two countries" at a time when the United Kingdom is hoping to strike a free trade deal with the USA following Brexit.

The mayor's office said in a statement that it "supports the right to peaceful protest and understands that this can take many different forms".

National Basketball Association players react to LeBron James to Lakers news
Maxing out George will push the Thunder far over the luxury-tax line if they re-sign key reserve Jerami Grant . Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , George will re-sign with the team on a four-year, $137 million deal.

The US President also sparked a backlash from author JK Rowling, among others, when he lashed out at Khan immediately after a London terror attack a year ago which killed seven people and left 48 injured.

Asked whether Chequers had been chosen to avoid planned protests in London, the spokeswoman said this was not the case and the venue was better for "more informal meetings".

May invited Trump for a formal state visit after she met him in Washington shortly after his inauguration.

The Trumps' meeting with the Queen will not, however, count as an official state visit, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.

"Look, we see protesters every day standing out front of the White House", deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters earlier this week.

On Sunday, Mr Trump is expected to move on to Finland ahead of his keenly-awaited summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. Blenheim is the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

"The president is not avoiding anything", the ambassador said.

The president and first lady will fly on Friday evening to Scotland.

Smyth said he hopes that he'll have the chance to thank President Trump.

Share