Trump to visit Britain next week

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Later Friday the president will travel to Windsor Castle, west of London, for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II.

A spokeswoman for May said the British people were looking forward to his visit.

Prime Minister Theresa May will then host Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump, for a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace in the evening.

The couple will spend Friday night at the US Ambassador's London residence Winfield House, in Regent's Park.

The visit, which coincides with Theresa May's second anniversary as Prime Minister, is expected to be met by protests, including the flying of a blimp depicting the 45th president of the USA as an angry orange baby over London.

Trump is steering clear of the mass protests in central London that will mark his first visit to Britain as president on July 12 and 13.

But it seems he is unlikely to to see a giant balloon depicting him as an orange baby, which London Mayor Sadiq Khan - target of Twitter attacks by Mr Trump - has given protesters permission to fly in Westminster on Friday.

Trump will arrive in Britain on July 12 after attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium.

Trump will follow the likes of Richard Nixon, George Bush Sr and George W. Bush in visiting the prime minister at her country residence, Chequers.

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Protests are also planned in more than 30 towns and cities around the country, including Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.

Despite some pomp and ceremony, it will be "far from the original state visit promised to President Trump" and remains what is deemed a working trip, Robbins added.

A former British Ambassador to the United States believes Trump's visit to the UK aims to give the President confidence in the UK's defence capability.

A spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May denied to The Guardian that the prime minister's use of the Chequers retreat to meet with Trump was designed specifically to help the president avoid major protests.

Protestors will be on standby to race to one of Trump's two golf resorts in Scotland in case he visits. "When we invited not one but two Presidents of China, we were prepared to overlook the fact that China is effectively a police state", he said.

"We want to portray to the American public, who voted for him and who made him president, that not everybody is against him in this country", he said. Then Trump will fly up to Scotland to play golf for the weekend before meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki the following Monday.

The visit comes at a testing time: May is battling to make a success of Brexit and keep her minority government together, while Trump is challenging Western assumptions about free trade and turning away from global institutions.

Smyth said he hopes that he'll have the chance to thank President Trump.

There will be a fancy dinner at the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a meeting with the Queen when Donald Trump makes his first official visit to the United Kingdom next week.

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