Itinerary of U.S. President Trump's visit to Britain
Jul 09 2018
He will then go to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle, the family home of British kings and queens for nearly 1,000 years.
"We are confident that there will be huge demonstrations against Trump wherever he visits", said Chris Nineham, of the Stop the War Coalition, which is helping to stage the so-called "carnival of protest".
From there he will travel to hold talks with the prime minister at her Chequers country retreat in Buckinghamshire on Friday, before meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle.
US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson told the media here on Friday there was no deliberate plan to keep Trump out of the capital or away from protests, saying the president was focused on his objectives.
Most recently, the separation of migrant children and parents at the US-Mexico border reignited calls for May to call off Trump's visit.
Mr Trump's trip is classed as an official visit, rather than the full-scale state visit, hosted by the queen, for which May invited Mr Trump soon after his January 2017 inauguration.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan extended his long-running feud with Trump by approving the permit for the balloon to float above the Palace of Westminster.
The divisive American leader, arriving after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, will be largely away from London during a tour expected to bring at least tens of thousands of people onto British streets.
The prime minister is not expected to travel to Scotland during Mr Trump's visit, which comes at a critical point for the government, with Brexit fast approaching and ambitions to strike a trade deal with the US.
"We need to see that the relationship isn't damaged after these protests", he said.
He denied that Trump was spending little time in central London to avoid demonstrators.
The president and first lady will fly on Friday evening to Scotland. Original reports of Trump's desire to visit Scotland during his trip to the United Kingdom noted that the security costs for one day in the country totaled as much as $6 million.
The White House and Trump's British hosts are opting to go big on pomp and tradition, and mostly skip the current circumstances - namely, the mass demonstration against the USA president planned for next Friday in central London.
The Trumps' meeting with the Queen will not, however, count as an official state visit, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
The black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, the country estate where Winston Churchill was born, will nonetheless see considerable ceremony, including the bands of Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards welcoming Trump, and an orchestra serenading diners with "classic British and American hits".
"Trump s visit is an important moment to recognise our close relationship", a spokeswoman for May told reporters.
They added that Trump Baby "can become a permanent feature of this awful Presidency, a constant, unmissable reminder of the contempt with which this embarrassment of a man is held by everyone outside of his deranged, bigoted base".