London, .- The president of the United States, Donald Trump, arrived in London on Monday to begin a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Queen Elizabeth II and will meet with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May
The presidential plane, Air Force One, landed at 07.55 GMT at London’s Stansted airport, where Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, was greeted at the foot of the ladder by British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt. and the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Woody Johnson.
Trump and Hunt spoke for a few minutes while the first lady, who was wearing glasses and a blue skirt suit, accompanied by a white, blue and red blouse, was greeted by the ambassador.
From the airport, the president boarded a US Air Force helicopter. to take it to Winfield House, the residence of the American ambassador in Regent’s Park.
With all the pomp surrounding the visit, Queen Isabel II, 93, will give – before noon – the official welcome to the president at Buckingham Palace, where last night there will be a state banquet in which both will make speeches.
Once completed the honors of rigor in the palace, the sovereign will offer Trump and the first lady a lunch at the royal residence, then go together to the Palace Gallery to see an exhibition with objects from the Royal Collection that are relevant historic for the United States.
This afternoon, the president and his wife will have tea with Prince Charles, heir to the crown, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the residence of Clarence House.
Also today, Trump will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Westminster Abbey.
Tomorrow will be the most political day of the state visit as Trump will hold a meeting and lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May at the official London residence of 10 Downing Street, after which they will offer a press conference.
The US president It has broken the diplomatic tradition of not interfering in the internal affairs of a country by pronouncing this weekend on the “Brexit” and the upcoming election of the new leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister.
In an interview with Sunday’s “The Sunday Times,” Trump said the United Kingdom should be prepared to leave the European Union (EU) without agreement and incorporate the anti-European and anti-immigration politician Nigel Farage in the “Brexit” negotiations.
In addition, Trump openly expressed his support for former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson as a new conservative leader by claiming he would be an “excellent” British prime minister.
The last day of the visit – day 5-, will be marked by the ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the 75th anniversary of the Landing and the Battle of Normandy to be held in Portsmouth (southern England), which will be attended by Trump and Isabel II. (EFE)