US President Donald Trump is preparing for his first official visit to the UK on July 12 with First Lady Melania set to accompany him.
The visit is also expected to attract large-scale demonstrations by those who oppose the Republican leader.
Where will the US President visit?
- July 12 – President Trump and Melania arrive in the UK and a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace takes place in their honour, hosted by the PM. The First Family then spend the evening at the US Ambassador’s residence at Winfield House in Regent’s Park.
- July 13 – The President will then visit an unnamed military site before talks with the PM at Chequers.
- July 13 – In the evening they will meet the Queen at Windsor Castle before flying to Scotland.
- July 14 – On Saturday the President is expected to play golf at his Turnberry hotel and golf course.
- July 15 – Mr Trump departs for Finland for a summit with Vladimir Putin.
Who is paying for the golfing trip to Scotland?
The British government has offered to pay up to £5million in policing costs if Trump goes golfing in Scotland.
Treasury Secretary Lizz Truss wrote to Scottish ministers to inform them they’d foot any police costs.
The interim chief constable of Police Scotland, Iain Livingstone, said the force would need up to 5,000 extra officers costing around £5million.
The country’s new justice secretary Humza Yousaf said it was “completely unacceptable” to expect Scottish taxpayers to cover the bill.
Will Donald Trump meet the Queen?
Yes. The pair are set to be honoured by the British Army’s oldest regiment the Coldstream Guards when they arrive at Windsor Castle to visit the Queen.
Melania is expected to travel with him despite having a kidney operation last month which has seen her out of the public eye since then.
He is also expected to travel to Scotland.
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When will POTUS meet Theresa May?
Trump is due to attend a Nato summit in Brussels on July 12 and will arrive later that day.
He is likely to visit Theresa May the following day either at Downing Street or Chequers.
Labour has also said it would accept an invitation to meet Donald Trump, according to the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry.
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