Trump UK visit: Donald Trump is set to visit the UK next week. The US President will meet Queen Elizabeth, while he will also spend two days in Scotland
Donald Trump will meet the Queen at Windsor and hold talks with the prime minister at Chequers on his two-day visit to the UK next week. The itinerary for Thursday and Friday confirms the US president will stay at the US Ambassador’s House in Regent’s Park overnight.
But he will spend much of his time outside London at formal events. Protests in the capital will go ahead as planned, organisers have said, with others set to demonstrate in Scotland.
BBC diplomatic correspondent James Robbins said it would be „the most controversial visit ever made by an American president to Britain”.
Despite some pomp and ceremony, it will be „far from the original state visit promised to President Trump” and remains what is deemed a working trip, Robbins added.
Robbins said it was also „really noticeable that he will barely spend any time in London” – perhaps to avoid the protests.
But US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, said there was no deliberate plan to keep Mr Trump out of the capital or away from protests, and he was „focused on his objectives”.
He added that it was a „short trip, packed with things he has to do”, but that President Trump „will be spending a lot of time in central London”.
Groups organising protests on Friday have vowed to „be heard” whether he is in the capital or not.