Trump Will Do 'Most Important Thing' on Visit to UK

US ambassador says president will meet with Queen Elizabeth in July
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2018 6:22 AM CDT
US Ambassador: Trump to Meet With Queen Elizabeth
President Trump pumps his fist as he leaves a meeting of the National Space Council in the White House on Monday in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump will make his first "working visit" as president to the UK next month, and it looks like he'll be doing a meet-and-greet with Queen Elizabeth after all. US Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson tells Sky News not all the kinks have been worked out, but that even though it's not a state visit necessitating a Trump-Elizabeth sit-down, Trump has made it a priority. "Meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing, because she's the head of state, and from then on, it'll be what the president wants to do," Johnson says.

The site of the meeting is rumored to be Windsor Castle, as some eagle-eyed royal watchers have noted the castle is closed to the public on July 13, the day of Trump's arrival in Britain. The New York Times notes some Brits aren't thrilled about Trump being on UK soil; an anti-Trump petition seeking to prevent a state visit was signed by nearly 1.9 million people earlier this year. Trump is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May while he's across the pond. How long Trump sticks around in the UK is still unknown, as Sky reports he may be looking to extend his stay to play some golf. (More President Trump stories.)

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