Donald Trump has made a bold claim that he made The Queen laugh so much during his visit from 3 June to 5 June, that he got into trouble with royal officials.
Speaking to Fox News, Trump said: “I had such a great relationship, and we were laughing and having fun. And her people said she hasn’t had so much fun in 25 years.
“Now, then I got criticised for it because they said we were having too much fun.”
He added: “It doesn’t matter, but we have a great relationship, and I had a great relationship with Charles, and honestly I have a very good relationship with a lot of the foreign leaders.”
Prince Charles is a passionate advocate for the environment and reducing the effects of climate change, while Trump is a lot more sceptical and has reduced environmental regulations. In a previous interview with Piers Morgan, Trump said that he talked about climate change with Prince Charles, but that the Prince of Wales did “most of the talking.”
Despite their potential disagreements around climate change, President Trump still praised the Prince for his commitment to future generations while acknowledging, “He doesn’t need that. He’s Prince Charles. He doesn’t have to worry about future generations in theory.”
The comments came after his state visit where he President Trump received an official welcome with a state banquet.
The 25-year period mentioned by Trump includes the weddings of her grandchildren, the birth of several grandchildren, a Golden and Diamond Jubilee, as well as several other royal visits.
During the banquet, he called The Queen a great woman and praised the eternal friendship between the UK and the US concluding his speech with a toast praising “the eternal friendship of our people, the vitality of our nations and to the long-cherished and truly remarkable reign of Her Majesty The Queen”.
Following his claims he got in trouble for causing too much fun, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said Trump’s latest claims were “not something we would comment on.”