After months of controversy surrounding his visit to the UK, Donald Trump will finally meet with Queen Elizabeth at the end of this week. According to Reuters, the President will visit her at Windsor Castle on Friday.
US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson confirmed the news, saying to Sky News that “he has to see the head of state. Putting his foot on the ground of British soil, it’s job one—very, very important, very symbolic.”
He added that “meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing, because she’s the head of state, and from there on, it’ll be what the president wants to do.”
Along with visiting Windsor, Trump already attended a gala dinner Blenheim Palace, the 18th-century home where Winston Churchill grew up, and he will visit Chequers, Theresa May’s official country home.
“He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit,” the Prime Minister’s spokesman previously told Sky News.
Later, he will travel to Scotland. An itinerary for that portion of his trip has yet to be made public.
Back in January, Trump canceled a visit to the United Kingdom amid threats of protest. He tweeted that the reason was because he was unhappy that the U.S. embassy was moving.
Trump gave an exclusive interview with The Sun in which he says mass migration from the Middle East and Africa is permanently changing Europe for the worse, claiming the situation pains him personally as the son of two European Union countries.
Trump told The Sun that he has “great love for countries in Europe.”
He added “Don’t forget, essentially I’m a product of the European Union, between Scotland and Germany.” He wrapped it up by asking “right? My father Germany, my mother Scotland.”
Donald Trump says politicians must ‘act quickly’ to reverse the change that has happened in Europe.
“Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame,” he said.
“I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way,” he said.
Trump made more news when he said he “told [Prime Minister Theresa May] how to do Brexit but she wrecked it — US trade deal is off!”
Trump went after London Mayor Sadiq Khan, claiming he “has done a terrible job on terror.”
He darkly concluded by saying “so I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad,” adding “I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.”