Donald Trump WILL visit United Kingdom within months as trip finally confirmed


Rather, the visit "is likely to form part of a tour of several countries by Mr Trump", reports the paper, and he would likely stay with U.S. ambassador Woody Johnson.

However he will not sleep at Buckingham Palace as the guest of the Queen, and there will not be a glitzy banquet in his honour.

President Trump is set to meet the Queen next year despite moves to downgrade his first trip to Britain as USA leader from a full-blown state visit.

The fact that the government still doesn't dare to schedule the full state visit is a sign of the strength of opposition to Trump in the UK.

Prime Minister Theresa May's office declined to comment on the visit, and said its position on the state visit had not changed.

Only three US Presidents have made State Visits to the UK.

A source close to Sadiq Khan confirmed to HuffPost UK that the Mayor of London, who led criticism of the State Visit invitation, "would not object" to a working visit.

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The Foreign Office said a State Visit, which is seen by MPs as being on indefinite hold, would go ahead at some stage.

Theresa May sparked huge controversy when she offered the US President a state visit as a guest of the Queen on a trip to Washington shortly after he was inaugurated where they were pictured holding hands.

The visit was also likely to see widespread protests.

"We can question the wisdom of Brexit Britain appearing overly desperate for friends, not least as the offer of an early state visit has been withdrawn", the Standard said in a commentary.

The notion of Trump meeting with the Queen immediately prompted a petition to block the visit.

A senior USA diplomat told The Telegraph Mr Trump could arrive in the United Kingdom as early as January 2018 in order to inaugurate the country's newest embassy in Battersea, South London.