Donald Trump Arrives At Windsor Castle For Tea With The Queen

Donald Trump Arrives At Windsor Castle For Tea With The Queen

The 92-year-old Queen, wearing a royal blue jacket and hat, stood waiting at the dais of the castle to greet the Trumps as they arrived in a Range Rover on Windsor's historic grounds.

Some 1.86 million people signed a petition at the June 2017 general election, wanting to prevent Trump from making a state visit "because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen".

President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, as they walk out to begin to inspect the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. HRH has met with every sitting president since ascending to the throne in 1952, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson.

Trump was treated with a guard of honour when he arrived at Windsor Castle, west of London.

The royal communications office said it would not be releasing details of the 48-minute sit-down.

In July 2017, when King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain met with Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during their state visit, Letizia also opted for a handshake - as the Queen outstretched her hand to greet her as she stepped from the vehicle.

When asked about his comments on the PM, he outright denied criticizing her, dismissed the question as "fake news" and said the publication failed to include all the positive things he said about May. I really look forward to meeting her. The president is about 6-foot-2, and Mrs. Trump is near that in her spiky heels. "She is just an incredible woman", Trump told The Sun newspaper.

Trump's meeting with the Queen has been marred in controversy.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met Britain's longest-serving monarch at Windsor Castle as part of a four-day tour. The President wore a suit and tie and the first lady wore a pale pink Dior suit with matching skirt and black belt.

Just one in three (35 per cent) Britons polled earlier in the week thought the monarch should meet Trump, as opposed to half (49 per cent) who thought she should not.

The Queen escaped any extended hand-holding, faced in the past by world leaders such as the Prime Minister and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Of those, President Obama, George W Bush and Ronald Reagan have all been hosted at Windsor Castle with their spouses.