Donald Trump's official state visit to the United Kingdom has been in the works for some time, sine his inauguration in January 2017 to be exact, and it looks like a date is likely to be set very soon. According to the Sunday Times, Queen Elizabeth II will be extending an invitation to the American President for June this year, with Downing Street and the White House set to make an official announcement very soon.
Trump to visit the United Kingdom in June
The visit will take coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6th June 2019. There will be hundreds of celebrations taking place throughout the United Kingdom to mark the special anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. Since becoming the reigning monarch of Great Britain in 1952, all U.S. presidents have been issued invites for a state visit from the Queen except Lyndon B. Johnson.
While Trump has previously visited the United Kingdom, it was a working visit and so did not include a meeting at Buckingham Palace with the Queen or a military welcome, although Trump did meet the Queen at Windsor Castle and was invited to afternoon tea.
Trump's visit caused uproar and thousands took to the streets to protest. His visit was downgraded to a working visit from an official state visit due to public protests and an online petition that claimed that the visit would be and "embarrassment" garnered more than 1.8 million signatures.