Donald Trump 'really wants to meet the Queen' during United Kingdom visit

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In February, Trump had been scheduled to open the new U.S. Embassy in Britain but the trip was abruptly canceled amid fears of mass protests.

US President Donald Trump will make a long-awaited visit to Britain on July 13, Downing Street announced Thursday, his first since taking power in January past year and likely to draw large protests.

He would have been guaranteed a meeting if a rumoured state visit had gone through past year.

And it has been claimed Mr Trump could avoid London completely in a bid to shrug off planned protests and instead meet officials at Windsor Castle and Chequers.

Downing Street said further details of the visit will be set out "in due course".

That trip - which would involve lavish ceremonies and a stay with the Queen at Buckingham Palace - has been put off indefinitely, though Number 10 insists the invitation stands.

Sir Kim Darroch, Britain's ambassador to the USA, tweeted that he was "delighted" by the announcement.

Donald Trump's working visit to London is 'very, very symbolic and very important, ' Woody Johnson said.

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Meanwhile, the offer of a ceremonial state visit remains on the table, according to a Whitehall source.

The controversy was compounded by deeply unpopular statements Trump made on Twitter, following the terrorist attack at London Bridge, about Mayor Khan.

During a "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day" press briefing, Sanders told reporters and their children alike that Trump will make his way across the pond July 13.

Mr Trump's visit will follow a two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, and is seen as an opportunity to improve relations between the US President and Mrs May.

The White House said there are "no plans" for Mr Trump to visit Ireland at present. That idea was quickly rubbished after more than 1.8 million people signed a petition in protest.

'Most politicians don't weigh it out the way he does and so he is going to get a lot of criticism for that as people interpret where he is taking everything.

Asked how concerned Mr Trump was about the prospect of protests, Mr Johnson said: "He's very thick-skinned".

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