President Trump’s Visit To U.K. Met With Royal Welcome, Protests

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Currents News Staff

President Trump and first lady Melania have arrived in the U.K. for a state visit.

Although the trip comes during a politically tense time, following the U.K.’s exit from the European Union, Trump’s arrival was met with a royal welcome.

Monday’s packed itinerary included a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry, a tour of Westminster Abbey and wreath laying at the grave of the unknown warrior.

Among the day’s activities were tea with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. And in the evening, a state dinner at Buckingham Palace.

On June 4, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. They are expected to discuss an array of topics, including foreign policy, security and trade.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Trump criticized May for her handling of Brexit negotiations.

Prime Minister May is slated to step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, her successor not yet decided.

On Wednesday President Trump is expected to attend D-Day events.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, he expressed his support for former foreign secretary Boris Johnson as future Prime Minister in an interview with British tabloid The Sun.

“I may meet with him,” Trump said on Sunday.

“He’s been a friend of mine. He’s been very nice, I have a very good relationship with him.”

The President’s visit is not popular with everyone across the U.K., however.

His trip sparked protests across London, mirroring last year’s large demonstrations.