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Will President Trump be invited to Buckingham Palace?

The United States just elected their next President, real estate mogul Donald Trump who will be inaugurated in January 2017, which begs the next question; when or will the new president be invited to Buckingham Palace?

Most of the world viewed Donald Trump as the unlikely choice for president, preferring Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, wife of the former US President Bill Clinton. Yet, American citizens surprised onlookers as the results came in with Trump being the clear winner.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has seen 12 U.S presidents during her reign and has met with 11 of them. Lyndon B Johnson, who took office from 1963-1969 after the assassination of John F Kennedy never had the chance to meet The Queen, but he is not the only one who was never invited for an official State Visit.

Out of the 12 presidents, 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?

The Queen is to remain politically neutral, so her real feeling toward Trump will go unseen but she has been used in the past to change the political tide. Trump has said he does not feel that certain NATO countries deserve the help of the United States should Russia attack. With the United Kingdom part of the NATO alliance, they would be responsible for the defence of these countries and Queen Elizabeth could very well help Trump see reason.

Putin has already made it known that he wishes to now mend relations with the United States, which would then put strains on the U.S’s relation with the U.K. Nothing fixes a broken relationship like a glamours State Banquet. Trump is known for his love of opulence, pomp, and show, so an invitation to the definition of all that would be hard to pass.

I just wonder what the conversation between Melania and the Duke of Edinburgh will be as they enter the dining room? Maybe Prince Philip should call in sick that day or we will have his next famous gaffe.

  • Martha Nichols

    Horrified and sickened!

  • Mr. Christian

    You are insulting the First Lady. Yet, you defend defend downright immoral behavior by Royals, or simply gossip. I note that President Kennedy was never invited for a State Visit. Yet, the son of a cook for the British in Kenya, has been invited to one more than once. Shame.

    • VikkiB

      By all accounts, Official State visits didn’t start until after Kennedy, so your point is somewhat invalid. And seeing as the article is about STATE visits, Obama has only been on one official State visit, not ‘more than once.’

    • Miriam

      Get your facts straight. President and Mrs John F. Kennedy met both QEII and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace. There are gorgeous photos online with
      Jackie in a gorgeous ice blue gown. Then Ambassador David Ormsby Gore(Lord Harlech) was one of the Kennedy intimates. As far as the son of the cook? He is a brilliant Harvard trained lawyer who achieved the Presidency as well as the Nobel Prize before he was 50. Let’s hear how you and your children measure up?

  • DPJ

    I’m sure HM would invite President Trump to a State visit, after all, he’s pro Brexit and so is she. And, I’m sure he would bring a much better gift than a stupid iPod.

  • mart

    Hope not . Hope he keeps his views in the usa . Not come iver here with is thanks

    british national

    • Miriam

      Don’t blame you. Many of us Yanks don’t want his ass either! What an embarrassment. My apologies to the world.

  • I am sure HM will have Trump within six months which would clearly state she is in favour.. If not then we know otherwise.

  • bioterapie bioterapie

    Yes, he will be invited to Buckingham Palace to take out the garbage from around the building. The indoors are reserved for the real civilized cleaning staff.

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