Trump to Make Working Visit to United Kingdom in Early 2018

Donald Trump 'will visit the UK in early 2018 but will not meet the Queen'

Donald Trump 'will visit the UK in early 2018 but will not meet the Queen'

Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom in early 2018 - but for a "stripped-down" trip that won't involve taking tea with the Queen.

Mr Trump's visit will now take place without the glitz and pomp of a full state visit, the Evening Standard reported.

The Evening Standard reported that Mr Trump would stay with the U.S. ambassador rather than the royal family as he held talks with Theresa May and other officials.

Instead of the traditional "special relationship" tour, it is likely to form part of a trip to several countries.

Trump's working visit will focus on global security discussions, according to the Evening Standard.

Trump may be allowed cut the ribbon on the brand new USA embassy which is close to completion at Nine Elms, near Battersea Power Station.

Mr Trump asked the PM to delay the invitation because he did not want his visit to be interrupted by mass protests.

It means the billionaire will not be a guest of the Queen, as was previously envisaged.

May invited Trump for a state visit during her trip to Washington to see him in January, shortly after he was inaugurated as president.

At the time, Downing Street maintained there had been "no change" to plans for a state visit. "The Queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the United Kingdom and there is no change to those plans".

The Foreign Office said that the state visit would go ahead eventually, but "Our position on the State Visit has not changed - an offer has been extended and President Trump has accepted".

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