Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Donald Trump's state visit to Britain ‘cancelled
’Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is now expected to take place next year. The prospect of the US president coming to Britain with full pomp and ceremony this Autumn has been abandoned, senior Government sources have told MailOnline. However, there is still a chance that Mr Trump could drop for a less formal visit before then.
Mr Trump’s state visit to Britain was kicked into the long grass last month after it was left out of the Queen’s Speech. The monarch uses the address to inform Parliament of upcoming visits, but the US president’s trip was absent from the speech outlining the Government’s programme for the next two years. The speech only contained a reference to welcoming King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain this month. There were rumours that it could be back on again because Mr Trump is in Europe for ten days.
Theresa May invited Mr Trump on behalf of the Queen when she met him in Washington DC in January - just a week after his inauguration. However, both sides have failed to arrange a date amid reports that Mr Trump has been put off by the threat of fierce large-scale protests.