The visit of Donald Trump to Britain has been mired in controversies, and it is now revealed that he will arrive on British soil on July 13 during his return journey from a NATO summit in Brussels. The summit is scheduled for July 11 and 12, and he will, therefore, land in London on July 13. The First Lady, Melania Trump will accompany him, and there are plans for them to meet the Queen and Prince Philip.

The Daily Mail UK reports that US President will spend some time in London in spite of fears of probable demonstrations. Initially, it was thought the visit would be of short duration, but that might change.

Confusion over Donald Trump’s visit

British Prime Minister Theresa May had met Donald Trump in the White House soon after he took over the reins. At that time, she had extended an invitation to him to visit Britain; however, subsequent developments put a stop to the program. A survey carried out by the US embassy in London revealed that the Brits did not want him to meet the Queen or be a part of an official State visit.

The situation appears to have changed because British officials now want him to undertake annual visits as long as he is in office. His next visit has already been planned for the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE) Day in May 2020. The day marks the end of World War II in Europe.

U.S. Ambassador Johnson and his team want the President to have a strong presence in the UK. He was to have come to open the new embassy building at Nine Elms, but he canceled that. In his opinion, the decision to move the US embassy from Grosvenor Square was a 'bad deal' of the former administration.

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Donald Trump will meet the Queen

Independent UK has quoted the US ambassador to the UK and confirmed that Donald Trump would meet the Queen when he visits Britain in July. This will be his first visit to the country since he was elected in 2016. The itinerary has yet to be finalized, but it will include a meeting with the monarch.

However, it will not be a formal visit, and the meeting is expected to be at Windsor Castle.

Incidentally, the decision of the Trump administration to separate immigrant children from their parents and put them in cages at the US border has not gone down well with the British. However, Prime Minister Theresa May did not agree to cancel Trump’s visit on that account. She assured her MPs that when there is disagreement on any point, Britain will not hesitate to point that out.