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Who are the best members of the Royal Family to meet the Trumps?

President Trump hasn’t been in office for two weeks, yet, he has caused controversy from the moment it was announced he was running for the most powerful position in the United States. Contention continues to follow him; particularly among royals. Prince Harry is the latest to speak out against him after Christopher O’Neill, American-British citizen and husband to Sweden’s Princess Madeleine, voiced his disgust for Trump on Instagram.

It appears that the fifth-in-line to the throne isn’t a huge fan of President Trump either, as told to Us Weekly. Another source commented that the Prince is concerned that Trump: “is a serious threat to human rights.” Prince Charles apparently has his own issues with Trump too, who doesn’t believe climate change is a global problem.

Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William is another royal who isn’t too keen about the 70-year-old new President, having his concerns about him and his policies, a source told the Outlet. It doesn’t help matters that President Trump, before his political career, took to Twitter back in 2012 when illegal photos of the Duchess of Cambridge were leaked to the paparazzi. While appearing on the Howard Stern show in 1997, Trump claimed he could’ve slept with the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

It isn’t clear when the President and First Lady will visit the United Kingdom. Despite a petition commissioned by Graham Guest, they will meet The Queen and perhaps stay at Balmoral Castle, Her Majesty’s private residence in Scotland.

Over 1 million Britons signed the petition to ban the new president from travelling to the UK. Many, including members of the Royal Family, are displeased with the travel ban put in place, which bars citizens from seven primarily Muslim countries from entering the United States. Of the petition, Guest said of Trump’s trip it would “cause embarrassment” to The Queen. Guest also told the Independent that Trump shouldn’t be allowed in Queen Elizabeth’s presence because of his “well-documented misogyny and vulgarity.”

It hasn’t been revealed which members of the Royal Family will meet the Trumps during their State Visit. And with all the awkwardness and outright displeasure many royalty have voiced, who, other than The Queen does that leave for the Trumps to meet? We could perhaps assume they will also meet the Duke of Edinburgh as well. As for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Cambridges and Prince Harry, it’s uncertain whether a meeting will be organised. It would certainly be awkward if the Trumps met the Cambridges, given Trump’s crude comments about the Duchess. And Trump himself has said he doesn’t wish to see the h Prince of Wales because he doesn’t want a lecture about climate change.

Being an American, I think the Trumps should meet with The Queen for sure because she will handle herself with grace and professionalism. She isn’t one to reveal her personal feelings. She doesn’t weigh in on political matters. She’s been meeting politicians for over half her life. She’ll keep Trump in line.

If none of the younger royals can stomach sitting through dinner with the Trumps, perhaps it should be the Princess Royal who teams up with her mother or the Duchess of Cornwall. Or maybe the Kents or Gloucesters.

Who do you think would be the best members of the royal family to meet with the Trumps during their visit later this year to the UK? Let us know in the comments.