Donald Trump won't be state guest as United Kingdom visit downgraded

The president's scaled-back visit will likely form part of a tour of several countries, according to the Evening Standard.

Trump has already visited a number of other nations as president, including Paris where he endured an awkward handshake with Emmanuel Macron and the Vatican, where he met Pope Francis. They typically stay at the palace or at Windsor Castle for the duration of the visit.

"He will not stay at Buckingham Palace".

Plans are underway for US President Donald Trump to make a long-awaited visit to Britain early next year, but the trip will be downgraded from a state visit and will not include an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, the London Evening Standard said on Wednesday.

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The Evening Standard reported on Wednesday that United Kingdom diplomats are discussing Trump's future visit, which will likely be a part of a multi-country trip.

There'd been threats of protests if the U.S. president was given the full VIP treatment.

Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama visited the Queen in 2011 with this wife Michelle.

May repeatedly refused to cancel her invitation to Trump but postponed his state visit indefinitely.

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'Exact dates for President Trump to visit have not yet been arranged'.

It was immediately criticised as a breach of convention, as state visits are usually reserved for a president's second term.

There had been widespread opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May extending an invitation for a state visit to Trump during her visit to Washington in January, days after he assumed office.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet" for Trump, but was reported to be open to a working visit.

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