President-Elect of the United States, Donald Trump, has told British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that his late mother was a ‘big fan of The Queen’.
The revelations have emerged this week after Mr Trump spoke to Mrs May on the telephone following his win in the US Presidential elections beating rival, Hillary Clinton.
In the ten-minute phone conversation, the President-Elect told the Prime Minister that his mother, Mary Trump, was a ‘big fan’ of the Queen.
Mary Trump, formerly Mary MacLeod, was born in Scotland but emigrated to New York in 1929. She died in 2000 at the age of 88, long before her son’s political career got underway.
Donald Trump also reportedly asked Mrs May to pass on his best regards to The Queen when she next visit’s Buckingham Palace.
Now Mr Trump will become President of the United States, there is already speculation over whether he will undertake a State Visit to the UK or not.
Out of the 12 presidents in Her Majesty’s reign, only five were ever invited for a State Visit. Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. So will Trump be lucky number six?
Donald Trump will undoubtedly meet Her Majesty during his tenure in the Oval Office like his predecessors. The United States and the United Kingdom have long had the “Special Relationship” that Prime Minister Winston Churchill mentioned in 1946.
On the phone to the Prime Minster, Mr Trump invited Theresa May to the US, saying: If you travel to the US, you should let me know.”
Some British Members of Parliament have been questioning the future of the special relationship, with one MP raising the issue in Parliament.
Responding to the questions, Mrs May said in her weekly Prime Minister’s Questions that she “will ensure that the special relationship continues, and does so in the interests of both the UK and the US.”