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Queen Margrethe to welcome President Trump to Denmark for State Visit


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The Queen of Denmark will host the President of the United States on a State Visit this autumn. Margrethe II will welcome Donald Trump for a two day stay in September.

The US President, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, will arrive in Copenhagen on September 2nd and depart Denmark the following day, September 3rd. Further details of their itinerary will be given in the coming weeks.

The Queen of Denmark made a State Visit to the US in 1991 when she was welcomed to the country by President George H.W. Bush. She has welcomed three previous US Presidents to her country. In 1997, she hosted Bill Clinton on a State Visit. Eight years later, she met his successor at the White House, George W. Bush, during his official trip to her country. Barack Obama met Queen Margrethe when he visited Copenhagen for the IOC summit and COP 15 Climate Change summit which took place in 2009.

On all four previous occasions she was supported by her late husband, Prince Henrik. It is expected that her son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his wife, Crown Princess Mary will play an important part in this latest State Visit.

President Trump’s trip to Denmark, which comes just months after his State Visit to the UK, is one of a number of State Visits involving European royalty this autumn. It’s already been announced that the King and Queen of the Belgians will make a State Visit to Luxembourg while the King and Queen of the Netherlands will carry out a State Visit to India.



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