And we didn't expect it...
Last year saw Donald Trump’s first official visit of the United Kingdom, announcing before he left, ‘I think they like me over there’.
In response, the UK came out in force to say otherwise, holding mass protests in the streets, resulting in the president actually avoiding the English capital and staying at Windsor and Chequers for his official engagements instead.
People were surprised therefore when he announced that he was returning to the UK this year for another official visit, staying for three days as a guest of the Queen.
It was announced today however that unlike the last time, Trump would be coming to the UK with a whole posse, taking not only First Lady Melania Trump with him, but also four of his children, Ivanka, Donald Jr, Eric and Tiffany Trump.
And the attendees aren’t the only difference between Trump’s two visits, with his June tour including a state banquet in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom and an afternoon tea at Clarence House with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - two people who reportedly opted out of seeing Trump on his last visit.
‘It’s a very, very unusual thing for the Queen to be there on her own,’ a source explained to The Sunday Times of the last tour. ‘Usually she is accompanied by somebody.’
The source continued: ‘This business of Prince Charles and Prince William not being there for the Trump visit was a snub.’
Donald Trump is set to arrive in the UK on 3 June.
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