Donald Trump will make an official state visit to Britain later in 2017, it has been announced. Theresa May invited Mr Trump on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday. The Prime Minister is currently in Washington DC meeting Mr Trump; the first foreign leader to make the visit since the US inauguration.
Ms May and Mr Trump made the announcement at a joint press conference in the White House.
“I have today been able to convey Her Majesty the Queen’s hope that President Trump and the First Lady would pay a state visit to the United Kingdom later this year,” Ms May said. “I’m delighted he’s accepted that invitation.”
She said her visit to the US and Mr Trump’s was emblematic of the “special relationship” between the US and UK.