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23rd Apr 2019

Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in June

Wil Jones

Will the giant balloon be back?

US President Donald Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK in June.

Official confirmation was made on Tuesday from Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. Trump and first lady Melania will visit the UK on June 3rd to 5th.

Reports state that Donald Trump will visit Buckingham Palace, and also go to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Trump previously visited the UK in July 2018. During the trip, he met with Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers, and with the Queen at Windsor Castle.

The visit was not without controversy though – tens of thousands of protestors filled the streets in London to voice their dislike of the US President. Two large marches took place, one organised by Women’s March London and another by the Stop Trump Coalition.

Memorably, a big inflatable baby Donald Trump in a nappy was flown over the capital.

Protests also took place in Edinburgh and in Turnberry, where Trump owns a golf course.

10,000 police officers were needed to cover Trump’s visit in 2018, and estimates from the National Police Chiefs’ Council say that the police operation cost nearly £18m.