Why Trump Is Visiting the U.K., What He's Doing While He's There & Which Royals He'll Meet


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Why Trump Is Visiting the U.K., What He's Doing While He's There & Which Royals He'll Meet


News / Worldwide 25 Views

Some six months after making a state go to to the U.Okay. — a visit filled with pomp, circumstance and protests — President Donald Trump is returning there this week for a gathering of NATO leaders and a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth.

Trump, 73, is more likely to relish another assembly with the Queen, whom he referred to as a “great, great lady” in June.

The president may even see different select members of the royal household on Tuesday night time at Buckingham throughout a reception for the 70th anniversary of NATO.

Here’s what it's worthwhile to find out about Trump’s trip overseas.

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Why is Trump Going to the U.Okay.?

President Trump will arrive in London late Monday night time ahead of a two-day summit marking the 70th anniversary of NATO, which has been a cornerstone of worldwide relations since World Conflict II. The alliance of the U.S., Canada and much of Europe has additionally been a key deterrent towards the Soviet Union and, later, Russia.

But Trump has reportedly expressed skepticism about NATO’s worth — even wondering about leaving the group solely, based on The New York Occasions — and he’s repeatedly, publicly complained about other member nations’ monetary commitments to the alliance relative to the U.S.’ spending.

Other nations have elevated their spending since Trump took workplace, nevertheless, with some officers crediting him.

Last week, the White House provided a rosy view of the place things at present stand.

“The transatlantic relationship is in a very, very healthy place,” a senior administration official informed reporters. “I feel that would be the message, loud and clear.”

What is Trump Doing While in the U.Okay.?

The president is meeting with European leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the Queen and other royals on Tuesday. The president may also meet with with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday and maintain further meetings with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, as well as representatives from other European nations.

Trump may even reportedly meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Who will Trump meet from the royal household?

In addition to Queen Elizabeth, Trump will probably be joined on the palace reception by Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Nevertheless, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will miss the event while they’re on “household time” off from their royal duties. The American princess has yet to satisfy Trump, who referred to as her “nasty” in response to her having described him a “misogynistic” through the 2016 presidential campaign. Meghan was on maternity depart when Trump final visited in June, following the start of her son, Archie.

Who from the Trump family might be there, too?

President Trump was accompanied by First Woman Melania Trump once they boarded Air Drive One en path to London on Monday. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner was seen boarding Air Drive One along with appearing White House Chief of Employees Mick Mulvaney and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, in response to White Home pool studies.

But whereas the president’s grownup youngsters — Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump — all accompanied him on his final journey in June, attending a palace banquet, White Home officials tell PEOPLE that none of them are set to journey across the Atlantic this go-round.

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Will there be protests?

Yes. President Trump was additionally met by many protestors throughout two previous visits to the U.Okay.: in June and final yr. He has a divisive history there. While he's supportive of Prime Minister Johnson, he called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “stone chilly loser” just before touchdown in the U.Okay. throughout his last go to.

Over the summer time, hundreds of protesters turned out — some with giant props, including a big “Trump baby” blimp.

• With reporting by ADAM CARLSON