THE QUEEN WILL MEET THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND MRS TRUMP AT WINDSOR CASTLE
13th July 2018
The Queen will meet the President of the United States of America and Mrs Trump at Windsor Castle on Friday 13th July 2018.
Her Majesty will welcome the President and Mrs Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the Castle. A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, will give a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem will be played. The Queen and the President will inspect the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. The President and First Lady will then join Her Majesty for tea at the Castle.
The Queen has received three other Presidents of the United States at Windsor Castle in recent times:
1. President and Mrs Obama (Windsor 2016)
2. President and Mrs George W. Bush (Windsor 2008)
3. President and Mrs Reagan (Windsor 1982)
The Queen has met eleven out of twelve serving US Presidents during Her Majesty’s Reign (President Johnson being the only one not met by The Queen).
The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards is one of the British Army’s longest serving units. As well as operational duties, the Coldstream Guards also have a ceremonial role as The Queen’s Guard, protecting the Royal Palaces, including Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. The Band of the Coldstream Guards is one of the oldest and best-known military marching bands in the world.