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Everything You Need To Know About Trump's UK Visit

The US President has a busy few days ahead of him as he arrives for his first visit to Britain in office.

Trump & Melania

The US President and the First Lady begin their trip today. (Image: PA).

Donald Trump has a busy few days ahead of him as he arrives for his first visit to the UK as President.

The trip includes a visit to a defence site and a visit to Windsor Castle where he will meet the Queen and inspect the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past.

So, here is everything you need to know about this trip...


The Schedule


  • The President is expected to land at Stansted airport at around midday, having travelled to London straight from the NATO summit in Brussels.  
  • Mr Trump and the First Lady will head straight to the US Embassy in London for a meet and greet with the staff. The president had previously cancelled a trip to the US Embassy after it moved from Mayfair to Battersea, he described the new location as an 'off location' and a 'bad deal'.  
  • In the evening the couple will head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where Theresa May is hosting a black-tie dinner. Other guests attending will be business leaders, celebrating the links between the UK and US.  
  • Mr Trump and his wife will spend Thursday night at Winfield House in Regent's Park, which is the US Ambassador's residence in London.  


  • Donald Trump and Theresa May will meet again for a defence site visit where they shall observe a joint counter-terrorism exercise involving UK and US special forces. Air restrictions have been put in place above the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.   
  • The pair will then have a working lunch at Chequers, for what is being billed as "substantive bilateral talks on a range of foreign policy issues". A press conference has been scheduled for after the lunch.  
  • Then Mr Trump will head to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen.  
  • While in Windsor the Queen and the President will inspect the Guard of Honour before watching military personnel parade.  
  • Mr and Mrs Trump will also join the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle.
Trump and Theresa May
The Prime Minister visited the United States last year. (Image: PA).


  • It is believed the President will have travelled Friday night to Scotland to visit his golf resort Turnberry in South Ayrshire, which he bought in 2014. Although, there has been no official confirmation of this plan.  


  • President Trump and the First Lady are expected to depart.

The Entourage

The President does not travel light, it is believed that he will be accompanied by as many as 1,000 staff members.

Here are a couple of things that presidential entourage is made up of...

Air Force One

The US leader will travel on one of two specially modified Boeing 747-200s. The aircraft is modified so it can act as a mobile command centre in the event of an attack on the US.

Air Force One

The Beast

The Presidential motorcade includes two limousines, nicknamed 'The Beast'. The Beast is a seven-seat car which reportedly cost £1.5 million. It can be turned into a sealed panic room with oxygen tanks, night-vision camera and reinforced steel plating said to be able to resist bullets, chemical attacks and bombs.   

Marine One

Either VH-3D Sea Kings or VH-60N White Hawks helicopters, known as Marine One when the President is onboard, are also brought on overseas trips.  


The staff that accompany the President on an overseas trip include Secret Service post-standers, military communications specialists and White House aides. He is also accompanied by a White House doctor at all times. Five rotating military aides carry a nuclear 'football' equipped with communication tools and a book with prepared war plans.


The Protests

It is reported that protests have been planned for each day of the Presidents visit.

According to reports, Organisers of anti-Trump protests have promised a "carnival of resistance" that will start as soon as the US president arrives in the UK. 

The trip is also expected to leave taxpayers with a police and security bill of up to £10 million.