President Trump is getting the full royal treatment in Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth honored the President with a formal state banquet at Buckingham Palace last night. In toasting the President and First Lady Melania Trump, the Queen talked about the shared heritage and common values between the U.S. and Great Britain.
She also noted this week's 75th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion that led to the end of World War Two. President Trump called D-Day one of the greatest undertakings in history. He said the bond between the U.S. and Great Britain was "forever sealed in that great crusade." Trump will be taking part in D-Day ceremonies later this week in Normandy, France.
Before then? President Trump ought to be prepared for something he typically doesn’t care for: detractors. Word is that a number of protests are set to roll through London today – and considering some of the trolling Londoners have been up to already? It should be humorous, at least.
Prior to last night’s dinner, the President and Mrs. Trump had lunch with the Queen and got a tour of parts of the palace. After leaving the palace, they visited historic Westminster Abbey and placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. The Trumps also had tea with Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla – no word if they discussed climate change – a topic Prince Charles is particularly passionate about.
Source: The Standard