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President Trump and the Queen: the photos from the official welcome at Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles, Donald Trump
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead (Public Domain)

There was pomp, there was ceremony and there were lots of smiles. The US State Visit to the United Kingdom began officially at Buckingham Palace as President Donald J. Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump, were welcomed to the UK by the Queen. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were first to greet the President and his wife as they arrived in the grounds of the Palace by helicopter. Then after the Queen’s official welcome, President Trump and the Prince of Wales inspected a Guard of Honour before the royals and their guests took lunch and toured a special exhibition of items in the Royal Collection with links to the US. Here are the best photos from the official welcome at the start of the US State Visit.

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President and Mrs Trump will be back at Buckingham Palace tonight for the State Banquet.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.