UK Politics

Donald Trump touches down in UK for first visit as president


author image

Donald Trump has landed in the UK for his first official visit since becoming US President.

He and Melania Trump will begin their four-day tour of the UK in London, attending a black-tie dinner with Theresa May, before meeting the Queen in Windsor tomorrow.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend more than 100 protests being held across the country against the American Presidents visit over the weekend.

Donald Trump touches down in UK for first visit as president

A US Marine Corps helicopter waits on the tarmac ahead of the the arrival of US President Trump and Melania Trump at Stansted Airpor (Picture: PA)

Security waits for the arrival of US President Trump and Melania Trump at Stansted Airport, London, in Air Force One, for their first official visit to the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. See PA story POLITICS Trump. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Security waiting for the arrival of Air Force One, bringing Trump for his first official visit to the UK (Picture: PA)

What is Donald Trump's schedule?


  • Trump arrives at Stansted airport at around lunchtime, fresh from the Nato summit in Brussels.
  • He and First Lady Melania will have a meet and greet at the US Embassy in London.
  • The couple will attend a black-tie dinner at the Grade I-listed Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, hosted by Theresa May.
  • Other guests are set to include leaders from business sectors, celebrating the business links between the UK and US.
  • Trump and Melania will spend Thursday night at Winfield House in Regents Park, which is the US Ambassadors residence in London.

US President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady of the US Melania Trump arrive for a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark Park in Brussels on July 11, 2018, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / BENOIT DOPPAGNEBENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump and First Lady of the US Melania Trump have a busy schedule during their UK visit (Picture: AFP)


  • Trump will meet again with May for a visit to a defence site. Air restrictions have been put in place above the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
  • The pair will then travel to Chequers, the Prime Ministers country residence, for what is being billed as substantive bilateral talks on a range of foreign policy issues during a working lunch.
  • A press conference is pencilled in for afterwards.
  • Trump will then go on to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.
  • The Queen and Trump will inspect the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past.
  • Mr and Mrs Trump will also join the Queen for tea at the Castle.
  • Later in the evening the President will head to Scotland for the weekend. He will be welcomed by David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland.

epa06882276 QUALITY REPEAT for image epa06880294 US President Donald J. Trump arrives for a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, 11 July 2018. NATO countries' heads of states and governments gather in Brussels for a two-day meeting. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Trump arrives in the UK after the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday (Picture: EPA)


  • Trump is believed to be spending the weekend playing golf at his Turnberry resort in South Ayrshire, which he bought in 2014, although there has been no official confirmation of his plans.
  • Trumps mother, the late Mary MacLeod Trump, was Scottish. She was born on the Isle of Lewis before emigrating to the US in the 1930s.


  • President Trump and the First Lady are expected to leave the UK on Sunday.

More to follow



Leave a Reply