Donald Trump: US president begins 3-day visit to UK

Donald Trump: US president begins 3-day visit to UK

US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK this morning, Monday, June 3, with First Lady Melania for a three-day official state visit.

Air Force One, the US president's official jet, landed at Stansted Airport, Essex, around 9am.

According to BBC, Trump's trip to the UK will feature a banquet at Buckingham Palace later, a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, June 4, and an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, June 5.

Donald Trump: US president begins 3-day visit to UK

US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK this morning with First Lady Melania for a three-day official state visit. Credit: BBC
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Legit.ng gathers that the first day of the state visit will be dominated by colour and pageantry at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen's welcome may not, however, be widespread as many protesters are reportedly expected to take to the streets to express their opposition to Donald Trump's presidency.

The official state visits, although, are grand occasions, they're not just ceremonial affairs. They are also used by the government to further what it sees as Britain's national interests, BBC notes.

The Queen usually receives one or two heads of state per year and has hosted 112 of these visits since becoming monarch in 1952.

President Trump will only be the third US president to make a state visit to the UK, but the Queen has met almost all the US presidents in office during that time, either in the UK or in the US.

The Queen has met nearly all of the 12 presidents in office who served during her 66-year reign.

Donald Trump: US president begins 3-day visit to UK

Itinerary of President Trump's visit to UK
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar congratulated President Trump on his controversial vindication by Muller report over the allegation of conspiracy with Russia on the 2016 US presidential election.

A summary of a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller cleared Trump of an alleged conspiracy with Russia for his victory during the 2016 presidential election.

Muller, in his two year report claimed he did not find any "US person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia".

Trump, amid concerns and doubt from the democrats, said the Muller report meant there was "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete but Total exoneration."

In reaction to the vindication, Atiku, the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, said he believed that the development "will give room for further successes by the 45th president of the United States."

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