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Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth II in July visit

28 April 2018

Sources familiar with planning details told CNN on Wednesday that the July event will be categorized as a "working visit", which consists of far less pomp and circumstance than what was seen at the recent state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

Donald Trump is not anxious about mass protests ruining his working visit to the U.K.in July, U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. Woody Johnson said Friday.

Mr Johnson also made clear the President would visit London and "really wants" to meet the Queen when he made his visit.

The US president is apparently just like most visitors who come to Britain and wants to see the famous royal as soon as he gets here. "Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever", British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson posted on Twitter.

Ahead of the visit, Kate Allen of campaign group Amnesty International said thousands of Brits would be making their "voices heard" in opposition to Mr Trump.

Trump was previously set to visit the United Kingdom in February, but cancelled the trip at the last minute, ostensibly due to his unhappiness with the location of the new USA embassy, which moved from Mayfair to Nine Elms in South London.

"If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear", Khan added in the tweet.

Emmanuel Macron's three-day state visit to America this week, where the French and U.S. leaders heralded a new "special relationship", has cast the May-Trump relationship in a harsh light.

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Woody Johnson said the president was "thick-skinned" enough to deal with any protests that may greet him.

The claim came as Mr Johnson shrugged off the prospect of mass protests against Mr Trump when he visits the United Kingdom on July 13.

Wasn't the Trump U.K. visit supposed to happen already?

The president is not expected to travel to the north as part of the short visit.

But some have been suggesting that Mr Trump should avoid London.

The two governments Thursday announced the trip for Trump to hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Since moving into the White House, Mr Trump has shown an impatience bordering on intolerance toward peaceful protests, the media and even the democratic process itself".

Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth II in July visit