President Donald Trump to meet with Queen Elizabeth II but avoid protesters

Queen Elizabeth II. Image AFP

Queen Elizabeth II. Image AFP

On Friday evening, the President and the First Lady will travel to Scotland where they will spend the weekend.

An attendee writes a placard ahead the visit to the United Kingdom of Donald Trump the President of the United States at a Republicans Overseas event in London, Britain, July 4, 2018.

President Trump is scheduled to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. Details as to what he will do in Scotland will be released next week.

While he is in the capital, a giant "Trump baby" balloon, caricaturing him as a nappy-wearing infant, will be flown in the sky over Westminster after the Greater London Authority (GLA) gave the creators permission to do so.

The Jameson in Hammersmith, southwest London, is changing its name to The Trump Arms to mark the trip and is hosting a welcome party in his honour.

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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 U.S. as an angry orange baby over London.

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. "It offers a more informal setting for important bilateral discussions".

He reported that he and his fellow organisers "didn't get off to the best start with the mayor's office over this, who originally told us that they didn't recognise Trump Baby as legitimate protest".

"For a USA president who retweets far-right Britain First propaganda, insults Londoners at times of tragedy, and refuses to condemn white supremacist marches at home, this insult is well deserved" said Labour MP David Lammy.

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

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

The president will also attend a black-tie dinner with business leaders and diplomats at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, which is the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

Trump's statement further irritated London, as many people and government officials asked May to withdraw her invitation to Trump to pay a state visit.

The government also stressed that previous presidents have met prime ministers at Chequers rather than at No 10, including Richard Nixon and both the Bushes.

Guests at the dinner include leaders from business sectors including representatives from financial services, the travel industry, creative industries, the food and drink sector, engineering, tech, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and defence.

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In response to the news, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage tweeted that the balloon protest would be "the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever", apparently forgetting the four Presidents who have been assassinated and the racist birther campaign against President Barack Obama which Trump fuelled. This will include a working lunch.

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