The Queen is said to be dismayed after President Trump’s helicopter ‘ruined’ her favourite lawn behind Buckingham Palace during his State Visit to the UK earlier this year.
Shortly after President Trump left the UK, Her Majesty shared a joke with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison about the scorch marks that his helicopter left behind on the grass.
There was pomp, there was ceremony and there were lots of smiles during Donald Trump’s State Visit to the United Kingdom three months ago.
The President and First Lady arrived at Buckingham Palace via helicopter to greet The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The helicopter again landed on the lawn a few hours later ahead of the State Banquet.
According to The Sunday Times, The Queen expressed her dismay to the Australian Prime Minister over scorch marks caused by the helicopter.
Her Majesty light-heartedly joked: “Come and look at my lawn. It’s ruined.”
The US State Visit to the United Kingdom began officially at Buckingham Palace as President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania 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 landed in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
After her Majesty’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.
A grand State Banquet was held later in the evening, attended by most members of the British Royal Family, as well as American dignitaries.