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Everything you need to know about President Trump's royal visit

It's going to be an interesting few days...

By Jess Pullar
In a visit that's set to capture global attention, US president Donald Trump will mix with UK royalty and partake in some very interesting events alongside his high-brow fellows over the next three days.
The president of the United States arrives in England on Monday, June 3 for the three-day official state visit, and suffice to say we're pretty sure the royal family will be gearing up for an action-packed 72-hours.
In 2018, Trump visited Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, but notable royal absentee's included Prince Charles and Prince William.
This year however, it looks like we might be seeing America's 45th president mix with the royals who didn't make it last year, and suffice to say it should make some very interesting viewing.
Here, we outline everything you need to know about Trump's three-day visit to see the royals.
He's a-coming, and the royals had best be ready. (Getty)

Why is Donald Trump visiting the royals?

The US president will visit the UK to engage in a number of political and and royal events which is arranged to strengthen the UK-US alliance.
Primarily, state visits are generally tied with royals, with Trump's last visit under heavy scrutiny especially when he made the affronting mistake of turning his back on the Queen and walking in front of her - a big royal no no!
Here's hoping Trump has been fully briefed on royal protocol this time...

Who will visit the royals alongside Trump?

Trump will arrive in the UK alongside his wife and First Lady Melania Trump, his adult children and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser John Bolton, according to Vox.
Interestingly, Trump and his entourage will not be getting comfortable at Buckingham Palace during the stay, despite former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both being accommodated there in previous visits.
Accoding to Town and Country, the move isn't necessarily a snub, rather it's to do with a big renovation currently underway within the Palace.
No awkwardness here, apparently....
Trump will be brining FLOTUS Melania Trump along for the regal visit.

What events will Trump attend?

On day one of Trumps visit, he will be welcomed via a ceremony with the Queen herself, along with Prince Charles and Camilla.
The ceremony will include a royal gun salute, which will be fired off in Green Park.
Next, Trump will attend a lunch with the Queen, before heading to Clarence House where Charles is expected to host him for afternoon tea.
Following this, the grand event of the visit will take place - the state banquet.
Here, Trump is expected to give a speech as he attends alongside a number of royals and VIPs.
Whether we'll see Harry and William at any of Monday's events remains to be seen - but stay tuned, as we'll be covering it all here!
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On Tuesday, it's a little more business for Trump, who will have breakfast with Teresa May and business leaders, followed by a day of meetings at 10 Downing Street.
On Wednesday, Trump will travel to Portsmouth where he will attend a D-Day ceremony, according to Vox.

Will there be protests during Trumps visit?

According to a number of publications, protests are expected to occur during his visit.
Reportedly, protesters plan to unveil a 16-foot-tall robot of Trump depicted texting while sitting on a golden toilet.
Other protests in London are expected throughout the duration of Trump's visit, including pot and pan banging outside the Banquet dinner as well as smaller protests in other UK cities.

Will Meghan Markle meet Donald Trump?

While Meghan is on maternity leave at the moment after giving birth to baby Archie in May, it's not expected that the Duchess of Sussex will meet Trump during his visit.
But there's also another potential reason as to why the meet-and-greet won't be happening.
Earlier in May, media outlets reported Trump had called Meghan "nasty" in the leadup to his visit.
Speaking to The Sun, Trump spoke about how Meghan had previously called Trump a "vocal misogynist" in an interview, to which Trump said: "I didn't know that. What can I say? I didn't know that she was nasty."
He then added: "I am sure she will go excellently [as a royal]. She will be very good."
Trump later addressed the controversy that surrounded the resurfaced comments ahead of his royal visit via Twitter, writing: "I never called Meghan Markle "nasty." Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold! Will @CNN, @nytimes and others apologize? Doubt it!"
Suffice to say it doesn't look like Meghan will be meeting Trump during his UK visit. (Getty)

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