STATE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019
The President of the United States of America, President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Mrs. Melania Trump, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019.
President Trump and Mrs Trump previously joined The Queen for tea at Windsor Castle in July 2018. Read more about this visit in Royal Life issue 38.
The Queen has hosted two previous State Visits from Presidents of the United States of America; President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush made a State Visit to the UK in November 2003; and President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama made a State Visit to the UK in May 2011.
STATE VISIT PROGRAMME
MONDAY 3rd JUNE
The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump will arrive in the UK on the morning of Monday 3rd June.
Her Majesty The Queen, joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will officially welcome The President and Mrs Trump at Buckingham Palace. The President will receive a Ceremonial Welcome in the Buckingham Palace Garden and The President, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, will inspect the Guard of Honour, formed of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards. Royal Gun Salutes will be fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London.
The Queen will host a private lunch at Buckingham Palace for the President and First Lady, after which Her Majesty will invite The President and Mrs. Trump to view a special exhibition in the Picture Gallery, which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the Royal Collection.
Afterwards, The President and Mrs. Trump, accompanied by The Duke of York, will visit Westminster Abbey, where The President will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. The President and First Lady, with His Royal Highness, will then be taken on a short tour of the Abbey.
The President and Mrs. Trump will then join The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for tea at Clarence House.
In the evening, Her Majesty The Queen will give a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for The President of the United States of America and Mrs. Trump. The Queen and The President will both make speeches at the start of the Banquet.
TUESDAY 4th JUNE
On Tuesday morning, The President and The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon Theresa May MP will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by The Duke of York, at St James’s Palace, with senior UK and US business leaders.
The President and Mrs. Trump will then visit No. 10 Downing Street to hold talks with the Prime Minister. Following lunch together, The President and The Prime Minister will attend a press conference.
In the evening, The President and Mrs. Trump will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dinner on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE
On Wednesday, The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, with The President and Mrs. Trump, will attend the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside over 300 D-Day veterans. The event will tell the story of D-Day through musical performance, testimonial readings and military displays, including a fly-past of 25 modern and historical aircraft. Heads of State and Government representatives from the countries involved in the historical military operation will also attend.
The Queen will formally bid farewell to The President and Mrs. Trump in Portsmouth.
The President and Mrs. Trump will depart privately later in the day.