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Queen Margrethe holidaying in France before heading home to host President Trump on State Visit


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Queen Margrethe of Denmark is on her annual summer holiday to France for a few weeks in the sun before she returns home to host President Trump on a State Visit.

Her Majesty is staying in Château de Cayx, a French residence she shares with her son, Crown Prince Frederick.

When she returns to Denmark, The Queen will host the US President on a two-day visit of her home country. 

President Trump, 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 announced shortly.

The visit will come just a couple of weeks after the President expressed in buying Greenland which is ruled by Margrethe.

President Trump has been told in no uncertain terms that Greenland is not for sale, although the issue will likely crop up during his visit.

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.

Additional reporting by Lydia Starbuck