Queen Elizabeth Has Spoken…No State Visit (Or Gold Carriage) For Donald Trump

According to The Evening Standard, Donald Trump’s trip to the United Kingdom next year has been downgraded to a “working visit,” meaning it won’t have the grandeur of an official “state visit.”

The newspaper reports that UK diplomats are discussing Trump’s future visit, which will likely be a part of a multi-country trip.

When diplomats are visiting as part of a state visit, they typically stay at Buckingham Palace. If Trump’s trip is a working visit, he will likely stay at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, according to the Standard.

When asked about the report, the White House says they have nothing to announce at this time. Details of the trip, which is still a way’s off, could change.

Trump’s planned visit has not been without controversy. Trump reportedly told Prime Minister Theresa May that he was concerned about protests and did not want to visit the country without public support.

In June, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for the UK to cancel the visit, which was planned for late 2017 at the time, after Trump slammed Khan’s response to a London terror attack.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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