President Donald Trump will begin an official trip to the UK today for the first time since being sworn in to office – and is scheduled to meet staunch opposition from protestors.
The President’s first visit to the country will follow the NATO summit, where Trump was heavily critical of the world defence organisation.
Trump could even meet the Queen over the course of his visit, which will be the 12th such meeting from a US President.
The trip will not be all business, however, as Trump is also expected to enjoy some leisure time playing golf in Scotland.
Donald Trump’s full UK visit itinerary
Thursday, July 12
Donald Trump will visit for a total of four days in the UK, and a variety of official activities have been planned for his stay.
He will arrive today straight from the Nato summit at Stanstead and is expected to land around lunchtime.
Accompanied by First Lady Melania, the two will journey to the USA embassy for a meet and greet.
They will then attend a black-tie dinner hosted by Theresa May at Blenheim Palace, before retiring to Winfield House in Regent’s Park, the US ambassador’s London residence.
Friday, July 13
Tomorrow, the President will join the Prime Minister to watch a military exercise, during which a no-fly zone will be declared over Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Theresa May will then meet with Trump for bilateral talks at the Prime Minister’s country retreat at Chequers.
Friday will also see the Queen receive the US President for the first time since he took office.
Mr Trump will inspect the Guard of Honour with the Queen before being welcomed for tea at Windsor Castle, before journeying on to Scotland for the weekend.
After Trump, the Queen will have met with 12 US Presidents – that’s every one elected since she took to the throne in 1952 with the exception of Lyndon B Johnson.
Saturday, July 14
After being welcomed by Scottish secretary of State David Mundell, Mr Trump is believed to be spending the weekend playing golf at his South Ayrshire Turnery resort – but this is not confirmed.
President Trump and Melania will depart for the US on Sunday.
During Trump’s visit, protests are planned to take place throughout the UK, in London’s Regents Park and Oxford’s Blenheim Palace later today.
TUC, Stop the War, Friends of the Earth and Momentum representatives will hold a march starting from the BBC’s London headquarters, walking down to Trafalgar Square for 5pm.
Most notably, the Greater London Authority has granted permission for a six-metre-high Trump baby blimp to fly over Westminster in protest of the visit.