Donald Trump becomes 12th US President to meet the Queen

Donald Trump becomes 12th US President to meet the Queen

The Queen has welcomed President Trump and the First Lady to Windsor Castle. The monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea.

A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US national anthem was played as the US visitors arrived for the engagement. Mr Trump is the 12th president to meet Her Majesty.

The Queen and President Trump inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. Mr and Mrs Trump will then take tea with the Queen in the castle.

The Queen looked elegant in a periwinkle blue coat and matching hat for the occasion while Mrs Trump changed out of the £1,550 striped Victoria Beckham dress she wore earlier today and into a cream skirt suit for the meeting.

Mr Trump hailed the Queen as a ‘tremendous woman’ in his interview with the Sun today. 

He told the paper: ‘If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman. My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her.’ 

President Trump and the First Lady arrived at Windsor Castle by Marine 1, landing on the eastern lawn – out of view of protesters who had gathered outside one of the castle gates.    

President Trump walked with the Queen as they inspected the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle where the US national anthem was played in his honour 

Queen Elizabeth II greets President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump at Windsor Castle after the US national anthem was played 

The monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea

Queen Elizabeth II stands with US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle 

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she reaches out a hand to the president at Windsor Castle as he continues his tour of the UK this weekend 

Donald Trump smiles as he passes the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he has met the Queen, who he earlier described as a ‘tremendous woman’

Donald Trump inspects the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he was treated to a rousing performance of his country’s national anthem 

The Guard of Honour – formed by the Coldstream Guards – passed in front of Donald Trump and the First Lady as they stand beside the Queen

Donald Trump took a seat in Winston Churchill’s chair during yesterday’s visit to Chequers when he was the guest of Prime Minister Theresa May

Donald Trump and the Queen inspect the Guards in the grounds, where the president was treated to a performance of the US national anthem 

The Queen speaks with First Lady Melania Trump as the President looks downward in the the grounds of Windsor Castle during his visit 

Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting the Guard at Windsor Castle

The President and First Lady stand with their hands on their hearts as they are treated to a performance of the US national anthem at the castle 

President Trump’s visit has prompted protests across the country and he has today met the Queen after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May last night 

Coldstream Guards parade past US President Donald Trump, who witnessed them give a rousing rendition of his country’s national anthem as part of his welcome 

Donald Trump speaks with the Queen as First Lady Melania walks behind as they leave the Quadrangle following an inspection of the Coldstream Guards 

Melania Trump steps out of the Range Rover that escorted her and the president to Windsor Castle, where they have met the Queen today 

Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend’s tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May 

The Queen looked elegant in periwinkle blue as she awaited the arrival of President Trump and the First Lady on Friday 

Earlier Mr Trump joined Mrs May in attending a military display at Chequers before a working lunch at Chequers. At a press conference outside the country residence he assured the UK-US relationship was ‘stronger than ever’.   

Mr Trump held Theresa May’s hand and apologised for accusing her of wrecking Brexit saying: ‘Whatever you do is OK with us’ as the PM’s political crisis turned into a love-in.

In an extraordinary press conference at Chequers, a contrite Mr Trump said there was a ‘bond like no other’ between Britain and the United States and said their ‘indispensable’ relationship was ‘the highest level of special’.

Mr Trump insisted he ‘absolutely’ believes the US will do a ‘fantastic’ trade deal with the UK, provided Brexit leaves UK free from interference from Brussels – 24 hours after he said it was dead.

Looking directly at Mrs May he said: ‘I don’t know what they are going to do but whatever you do is OK with me. Just make sure we are able to trade together’.

Mrs May said that they would be pursuing an ‘ambitious’ trade deal and Mr Trump said today was about celebrating the special relationship between America and Britain and said it was a ‘bond like no other’ as they fought to repair the special relationship

Donald Trump paid tribute to Mrs May 24 hours after he said that he was doing the ‘opposite’ of what he told her to do on Brexit

Donald Trump grabs Theresa May’s hand as they walk through the grounds of Chequers amid tensions over Brexit and trade deal

Donald Trump said that Mrs May was an ‘incredible woman is doing fantastic job’ and said the Brexit negitiations are a ‘tough deal’

Trump’s ‘fake news’ interview that left UK/US relations in turmoil

TRUMP ON MAY

‘I never said anything bad about her. I think she is a nice person. I get along with her very nicely.’

TRUMP ON MAY’S BREXIT STRATEGY

‘If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it would probably kill the deal.

‘If they do that, then their trade deal with the US will probably not be made.

‘We have enough difficulty with the European Union. No, if they do that I would say that that would probably end a major trade relationship with the United States.’

TRUMP ON MAY’S BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

‘I would have done it differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me. She wanted to go a different route.

‘I would actually say she probably went the opposite way.’

TRUMP ON MAY’S BREXIT DEAL

‘The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on. It was not the deal that was in the referendum.’

TRUMP ON FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY BORIS JOHNSON

‘I have a lot of respect for Boris. He obviously likes me and says very good things about me.

‘I was saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back at some point.

Asked if Johnson would be a good British leader, he said: ‘Well I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister.’

TRUMP ON LONDON’S MUSLIM MAYOR SADIQ KHAN

‘You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.

‘I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important. Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States.’

TRUMP ON LONDON PROTESTS

‘I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London. I used to love London as a city. I haven’t been there in a long time. But when they make you feel unwelcome, why would I stay there?’

TRUMP ON IMMIGRATION 

‘Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I think you are losing your culture.

After another extraordinary day on Donald Trump’s first tour of the UK, he revealed:

  • The UK/US trade deal is back on – 24 hours after he said Theresa May’s Brexit strategy killed it off;
  • Considers the recorded interview with The Sun ‘fake news’ and denies he criticised the PM, accusing the newspaper of ignoring all the nice things he said about her;
  • He believes that a Brexit no deal is not an option telling the PM: ‘You can’t walk away, because that means she’s stuck’
  • Mr Trump insists Boris Johnson is a ‘great man’ and would be an excellent Prime Minister, adding: ‘He’s been saying very good things about me as president. I think he thinks I’m doing a great job’;
  • He values US’ relationship with Britain above any other saying it’s ‘the highest level of special’  
  • UK and US are united fighting terror and snuffing out the nuclear threat of Iran and North Korea
  • Immigration is the biggest threat to Europe, saying: ‘I know it’s politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I’ll say it loud’; 
  • He insists that he is tougher than Obama and other US Presidents on Putin’s Russia ahead of their meeting on Monday

Theresa May and Donald Trump appeared together at Chequers just hours after he humiliated her over her Brexit plans that saw several cabinet members including Boris Johnson resign.

Mr Trump used their joint press conference to say the UK-US relationship was ‘the highest level of special’ as he sought to repair damage caused by his words ahead of his arrival.

Much of the focus was on Brexit, and his criticisms over Mrs May’s approach. 

He denied giving Mrs May advice on how to deal with the EU, saying: ‘I did give her a suggestion. I wouldn’t say advice.

‘I think she found it maybe too brutal because I could see that – I don’t know if you remember what I said. I did give her a certain amount… I gave her a suggestion, not advice, I wouldn’t want to give her advice, I’d give her a suggestion.

‘I can fully understand why she thought it was a little bit tough and maybe someday she will do that – if they don’t make the right deal she might very well do what I suggested that she might want to do.’

Mrs May said: ‘Lots of people give me advice about dealing with the European Union. My job is actually getting out there and doing it.’

Mr Trump gave a long defence of Mrs May but again said Boris Johnson would be a ‘great prime minister’.

He added: ‘He’s been very nice to me. He’s been saying very good things about me as president.

‘I think he thinks I’m doing a great job. I am doing a great job, I can tell you, just in case you haven’t noticed.

‘Boris Johnson, I think, would be a great prime minister.’

The president said he had breakfast, lunch and dinner with the PM on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch today, and now knows her ‘much better’. 

Mr Trump said: ‘I also said that this incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job, a great job.

‘I mean that. And I must say, I have gotten to know Theresa May much better over the last two days than I have known her over the last year-and-a-half.

‘I think she’s a terrific woman. I think she’s doing a terrific job. And, that Brexit is a very tough situation, that’s a tough deal.’

The president also said Mrs May will do ‘very well’ in the Brexit negotiations.

‘She’s a very tough negotiator. I have been watching her over the last couple of days’, he said.

‘She’s a tough negotiator, she’s a very, very smart and determined person. I can tell you there are a lot of people that are looking up now that are saying ‘Gee whiz, she left a lot of people in her wake’.

‘She’s a very smart, very tough, very capable person and I would much rather have her as my friend than my enemy, that I can tell you’. 

He added: ‘She’s going to do the best. The only thing I ask is that she work it out so that we can have very even trade because we do not have a fair deal with the European Union right now on trade.’ 

Pressed on his claims that immigration had damaged the cultural fabric of Europe, Mr Trump said: ‘I think it has been very bad for Europe. I think that what has happened is very tough. It’s a very tough situation.

‘I mean, you see the same terror attacks that I do. We see them a lot.

‘I just think it’s changing the culture. It’s a very negative thing for Europe. I think it’s very negative.’  

In a major U-turn Donald Trump said that Theresa May was doing a great job and and doing ‘her best’ to get a good Brexit deal

Donald Trump says he has got to know Theresa May much better over the past two days and said she is a terrific person

Mrs May hit back at the US President when he suggested that the UK may not leave the EU at the end of the Brexit process 

Nigel Farage predicts Brexit will be DELAYED after he admits he has been ‘winding up’ friend Donald Trump

Nigel Farage has admitted he had been ‘winding up’ his friend Donald Trump before his incendiary Brexit interview accusing Theresa May of wrecking it

Nigel Farage today predicted that Brexit will be delayed if Theresa May stays on as Prime Minister – after he admitted winding Donald Trump up about the UK’s departure.

The former Ukip leader – a close friend of the President’s – said he thinks ‘the establishment’ will conspire and Mrs May will decide to delay Article 50, which  enacts Brexit, later this year.

He also lashed the Tory leader branding her the ‘worst Prime Minister I have seen in my lifetime’. 

Mr Farage told  Channel 5: ‘May, if she survives, will go to Brussels and Monsieur Barnier, that charming Frenchman, will play for time and there’ll be a panic mid-September, a crisis in mid-September. ‘Oh, we’ve for for weeks to get this deal sorted, there isn’t time, let’s suspend Article 50.’

‘He said that if the PM clings on to power then  she will probably delay Brexit in the autumn.

He said: ‘I hope she goes. If she doesn’t go, what the establishment will try and do is to postpone Article 50, to postpone the date.’

He added: ‘ I hope she’s out within a fortnight, personally.

‘I mean, this is the worst Prime Minister I’ve seen in my lifetime in terms of her ability, her authority to lead. She doesn’t have it’.

Last night, Mr Farage  was quizzed on whether he had ‘wound up’ Mr Trump about Brexit and said: ‘We’ve had the odd chat about it, I like to have a chat with them (Team Trump).’

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, an ally of Mr Trump, said he was clearly ‘far from convinced’ by the premier’s assurances.

‘She has obviously told him today – don’t worry, a trade deal is going to be OK. And he has sort of, with a shrug of the shoulders, said well that’s good news,’ Mr Farage told Sky News.

‘But several times in that press conference he said, ‘as long as we can have a trade deal’. That shows me that he is polite, but far from convinced.’

Tory MP Nigel Evans said Trade Secretary Liam Fox now had to establish what was ‘doable’ under Mrs May’s blueprint. ‘Being handcuffed to the EU on trade is not Brexit and not acceptable,’ he told MailOnline.

MPs had made no effort to hide their outrage at Mr Trump’s behaviour towards Mrs May – with universities minister Sam Gyimah tweeting: ‘Where are your manners, Mr President?’

Tory backbencher Sarah Wollaston raged that Mr Trump was ‘determined to insult’ Mrs May.

In a sign of the growing chaos in UK politics, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry also leapt to Mrs May’s defence, branding him ‘extraordinarily rude’.

‘She is his host. What did his mother teach him?’ Mrs Thornberry said.

Today, with the special relationship apparently on a cliff-edge, Trump and May met at Sandhurst to watch military manoeuvres and meet the Special Air Service before before heading off to Chequers, the PM’s country house, for lunch on the second day of his four-day trip. 

Speaking at Chequers, Trump would not respond to questions about his explosive interview with The Sun but said: ‘The relationship is very, very strong. We really have a very good relationship.’ 

He added: ‘It’s a very productive two days. We arrived here last night. We had a dinner, where we have never developed a better relationship than last night. We spoke for an hour and a half, and it was really something.’

May also made clear she would not be knocked off track by Trump’s suggestion she had ‘killed’ the chance of a trade deal, saying they would be discussing the ‘real opportunities’ to make it happen after Brexit.

Meanwhile, protests over his visit continued, with a giant balloon depicting him as an orange baby in a nappy inflated in Parliament Square and up to 70,000 people started to march through London.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan signed off on the Trump blimp and the US President last night accused him of abjectly failing to stop the wave of terror attacks on the capital last year. 

Around two miles away from Westminster first lady Melania was being given a tour of London by May’s husband Philip, starting at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where she enthusiastically had a game of bowls with Chelsea Pensioners and local children.

President Trump has sought to repairs wounds he inflicted on Mrs Mary over her ailing Brexit plans by saying their relationship has never been better

Donald Trump today insisted his relationship with Theresa May has never been better as they arrived at Chequers – hours after he embarrassed her by saying she was wrecking Brexit

Mr Trump put his arm around the PM as they walked in for talks overshadowed by some of his criticisms of her

This is the moment Donald Trump met Theresa May after dropping his Brexit bombshell and the leaders looked serious 

His visit has sparked mass protests and a controversial giant balloon depicting the US President as a baby in a nappy was inflated in Parliament Square just as Mr Trump’s air entourage flew over (circled)

Last night President Trump and Melania spent the night at the U.S. Ambassador’s home in Regent’s Park and were flown by Marine One to Sandhurst to avoid protests on the streets of London. 

Eurosceptics seize on Trump’s warning that Britain might NEVER make a clean break from the EU 

Eurosceptics today seized on Donald Trump’s warning that the UK might never make a clean break from Brussels as they ramped up pressure on Theresa May over her plans.

The US president suggested he is still not certain the UK will leave the EU.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, an ally of Mr Trump, said he was clearly ‘far from convinced’ by the premier’s assurances.

‘She has obviously told him today – don’t worry, a trade deal is going to be OK. And he has sort of, with a shrug of the shoulders, said well that’s good news,’ Mr Farage told Sky News.

‘But several times in that press conference he said, ‘as long as we can have a trade deal’. That shows me that he is polite, but far from convinced.’ 

Tory MP Nigel Evans said Trade Secretary Liam Fox now had to establish what was ‘doable’ under Mrs May’s blueprint. ‘Being handcuffed to the EU on trade is not Brexit and not acceptable,’ he told Mailonline. 

His extraordinary entourage of up to 1,000 staff, a giant motorcade led by his bomb-proof Cadillac nicknamed ‘The Beast’ as well as multiple helicopters including Ospreys containing U.S. Marines followed him there. 

After a half-hour with soldiers, Trump and May flew separately to Chequers. There, the U.S. president adopted a more conciliatory tone as he sat down for talks with the prime minister. 

Seated alongside the PM at her official country residence in Buckinghamshire, he said: ‘The relationship is very, very strong, we really have a very good relationship. We had a dinner where I think we probably never developed a better relationship than last night. We spoke for an hour or an hour and a half and it was really something.  

He added: ‘Today we are talking trade, we are talking military – we just looked at some incredible anti-terrorism things that are being done her in conjunction with the US.

‘And the relationship is very strong, we really have a very good relationship. Right now we are going to be talking about some other things in the Middle East and elsewhere.’ 

May said Mr Trump had done ‘a very good job’ at the NATO summit in Brussels in encouraging other member states to up their military spending, as it emerged the UK has ordered up to 200 AIM-120D air-to-air missiles for $650 million.

He responded by saying: ‘The Prime Minister and I worked very hard together at NATO. It was an incredible two days. It has never been more united, people are paying.

‘We are two of the five who are fully paid up but others are coming along rapidly.’

Earlier the White House tried to clean up President Trump‘s explosive interview, saying he likes May ‘very much’ and she is ‘terrific.’ He made no verbal response to questions about his explosive interview with The Sun. Ignoring a reporter who asked him if he regrets as he convened talks with May, Trump rolled his eyes and shook his head, signaling that he found the inquiry impertinent.  

Tens of thousands are gathering outside the BBC in central London ahead of an anti-Trump march ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square

Anti-Brexit campaigners are heavily involved in today’s march, which could see an many as 70,000 people taking part

Almost two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the UK because they believe he is sexist and racist and many are marching today (pictured)

Protestors wearing Donald Trump and Theresa May paper mache heads join the protest and many believe the Queen should not be seeing him today

Days of protests are planned for The Donald’s visit, including a march through central London todayand everywhere he is visiting

The two world leaders shook hands ahead of crunch talks as Mrs May had to swallow his criticism of her Brexit negotiations 

America’s commander-in-chief was scathing in his critique of the PM’s Brexit negotiations and said she did the ‘opposite’ of what he suggested

A week after the cabinet agreed her Brexit white paper at Chequers, Mrs May was back with Jeremy Hunt (next to the PM) who has replaced Boris Johnson after he quit

Donald Trump waves to crowds as he leaves the London home of US Ambassador Woody Johnson as he spends a likely uncomfortable day with Theresa May after he blasted her over Brexit

Mr Trump has already had a bumpy start to his four-day trip with some critics saying he should not intervene in UK business

Marines salute their Commander-in-Chief as he gets on to Marine One and heads off to meet the PM

Today is Mr Trump’s final day in England before he heads to Scotland, where his mother was born and he owns several golf resorts

PM chooses Chequers to shmooze The Donald as trade deal talks turn tough after Brexit row

Donald Trump and Theresa May inside Chequers with their teams – under its impressive art collection many of them linked to the Oliver Cromwell era

Theresa May rolled out the red carpet at Chequers today as Britain’s tried to give Donald Trump a state visit in all but name.

The estate and Tudor building, which dates from 1565, were given to the nation by Lord Lee of Fareham in 1921.

Built by William Hawtrey and the first resident was Lady Mary Grey, younger sister of Lady Jane Grey, great granddaughter of King Henry VII, having been banished there for marrying without his consent.

In 1909, the house was taken on a long lease by Arthur Lee and his wife Ruth, and in the First World War it was turned into a hospital, before it gifted to then Prime Minister David Lloyd George, as a gift the nation as a country retreat for the serving Prime Minister as thanks for steering Britain through th great war.

The property houses one of the largest collections of art and memorabilia including fanous oil painting and even a diary of Admiral Lord Nelson. 

Among the facilities are a tennis court, upgraded by Tony Blair at the expense of a private benefactor, and an outdoor heated swimming pool which was installed by Sir Edward Heath during his premiership.

Chequers is maintained as an independent trust, on which ministers are represented, with none of the costs of its upkeep being met by the Treasury. It is staffed by the RAF

The 16th century estate has 1,200 acres of woods and farmland.

Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump’s jibe that he has done ‘a very bad job’ protecting London 

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime

Sadiq Khan hit back at Donald Trump today after the US president accused him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime.

The London Mayor questioned why he was being ‘singled out’ after Mr Trump renewed their feud in bombshell comments during his UK visit.

The president said Mr Khan was failing to tackle extremism and crime in the city – blaming high levels of immigration.

But Mr Khan said other major cities had suffered terror attacks, and asked why Mr Trump was ‘making it about me’.

‘He criticised the mayor of London – me personally – for the terror attacks we had last year. But the evil of terrorism has been grappled with in Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice,’ he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

‘Why has he singled me out?’ 

Mr Trump has clashed with the Labour mayor repeatedly in the past, including over his administration’s visa policy and most recently over Khan’s decision to allow a gigantic Trump blimp to fly over London.

Speaking to The Sun, Trump said: ‘Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.’

He added: ‘I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’ 

This afternoon, Trump was treated to a Guard of Honour as he arrived with Melania to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle for tea.

Despite not being an official state visit, the British government is desperate to ensure the U.S. leader feels he is being treated with the appropriate level of pomp and ceremony. 

He will then fly up to Scotland this evening before a weekend of golf at one of his resorts with his son Eric before jetting to Helsinki to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday.

May’s trusted Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan insisted Friday that the four-day trip had already been a ‘great success’ — but critics are saying Trump ‘should keep his nose out of British business.’ Some suggested the Queen should cancel her tea with him today. 

Protesters have pledged to follow him wherever he goes in Britain. and 10,000 police officers have been drafted in to protect him — the largest number deployed since the 2011 riots.

Almost two million people signed a petition demanding he be banned from the U.K. because they believe he is sexist and racist, and ‘Stop Trump’ campaigners say he will face a ‘Wall of Sound’ outside all the landmarks he visits because supporters will bang pots and pans.  

Asked about the threat of mass demonstrations Thursday in Brussels, Trump brushed them off. ‘I think it’s fine. A lot of people like me there. I think they agree with me on immigration. I think that’s why Brexit happened,’ he said.

But Trump waded into the Brexit row in an interview with The Sun conducted from Brussels, saying Theresa May’s Chequers agreement will ‘kill’ a U.S. trade deal.

The U.S. president said he offered the prime minister advice on how to negotiate Brexit, but she ignored him and did the ‘opposite’ in the comments that boomeranged across both sides of the Atlantic.

And in comments sure to infuriate his host, he said Boris Johnson would make a ‘great’ prime minister. 

Prior to leaving the White House for Europe, Trump suggested he would meet with Johnson in London. However, the White House told DailyMail.com that a meeting was not on the books before Trump departs for Scotland today.

In an interview with The Sun yesterday, Trump warned that May’s version of Brexit would be consequential for the trade deal that she would then seek to negotiate with the U.S. ‘If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the U.K, so it will probably kill the deal.’

Ahead of talks with May at Chequers today, he added that he would have approached Brexit differently and had offered his advice, but said May had ignored him.

‘I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me,’ he said.

A British army Apache helicopter hovers as President Donald Trump arrives at Sandhurst Miltary Academy

A ring of steel surrounds Chequers – the PM’s home nestled in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire

A road block is in place at Chequers ahead of Theresa May’s lunch with Donald Trump at the PM’s country estate in Buckinghamshire

British police snipers watch from the roof of Winfield House as Donald Trump leaves after a night there with First Lady Melania

An Osprey helicopter carrying US Marines follows Mr Trump in Marine One (right) down to Sandhurst for his meeting with Theresa May

Dusting the Beast: A Secret Service officer cleans the armoured Presidential limousine while Mr Trump was meeting Mrs May

Melania taken on tour of London by Theresa May’s husband Philip 

First Lady Melania Trump has played bowls and made Remembrance Day poppies with the Prime Minister’s husband on a tour of London.

Mrs Trump, 48, joined Philip May, 60, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London where she met Chelsea pensioners and local children.

The First Lady was wearing a sleeveless dress with wide coloured panels, and towering heels with a red sole which appeared to be by Christian Louboutin.

Mrs Trump’s heels did not stop her from walking on to the bowling green and taking part in the game.

She bowled four times, and smiled as thoughout.

Before she took to the bowling green, Mrs Trump met school children from Saint George’s Church of England primary school who were making remembrance poppies.

When she arrived into the room, she said ‘good morning’ and asked the children if they would like to show her how to make the poppies.

Mrs Trump had a go at making one, and told the children: ‘Thank you for helping me.’

Trump’s characteristically undiplomatic intervention twisted the knife on a day when May’s Brexit deal was published and immediately torn to shreds by her own MPs.

One said: ‘This is not going to fly. If the Prime Minister does not drop it, it will kill her.’

Mr Trump also threatened to further strain relations with Mrs May by saying Mr Johnson would make a ‘great’ Prime Minister, and he was saddened to see the former Foreign Secretary resign earlier this week.

In a scathing attack, he said Mrs May’s Chequers deal did not respect the referendum result and would have a ‘negative’ effect on a trade deal with the US.

‘The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one the people voted on,’ he said.

‘It was not the deal that was in the referendum. I have just been hearing this over the last three days. I know they have had a lot of resignations. So a lot of people don’t like it.’

He added that Mrs May’s plan ‘will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way’.

He concluded: ‘No, if they do that, I would say that would probably end a major trade relationship with the United States.’

Mr Trump said Mrs May had not listened to his advice on Brexit, adding: ‘I would have done it much differently. She wanted to go a different route. I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way. And that is fine.

‘She should negotiate the best way she knows how. But it is too bad what is going on.’

Following comments Mr Johnson made previously that Mr Trump would do a good job of negotiating Brexit, the President said: ‘I have a lot of respect for Boris. He obviously likes me, and says very good things about me.

‘I was very saddened to see he was leaving government and I hope he goes back in at some point. I think he is a great representative for your country.

‘I am not pitting one against the other. I am just saying I think he would be a great Prime Minister. I think he’s got what it takes.’

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May before his extraordinary intevention on Brexit last night – and all four looked extremely serious

Awkwardly grabbing Theresa May hand ay Blenheim – in a replay of their White House meeting last year – Trump was treated to a fanfare welcome by the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards bands

President Trump and Melania walked from Air Force One as they landed at Stansted Airport yesterday in a 24 hours where he intervened on Brexit

Donald Trump raises his fist in the air as he lands at the US Ambassador’s historic London home at the start of his four-day tour and the couple spent the night there last night

Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One yesterday 

His aerial entourage followed him, and included an Osprey helicopter carrying elite troops from the US Marine Corps protecting him in the UK

Donald Trump’s motorcade speeds through Regent’s Park led by elite British police from Scotland Yard

Mr Trump also threatened to reignite his feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has granted permission to fly a giant blimp of the President over London.

The pair have clashed on Twitter over terrorism in London. Last night, Mr Trump accused Mr Khan of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism.

‘You have a mayor who has done a terrible job in London. He has done a terrible job.

‘Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.

‘He has done a bad job on crime, if you look – all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’

Mr Trump also made a series of controversial comments about immigration and the migrant crisis which will infuriate European leaders, adding: ‘I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame.

‘I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way.

‘So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad.

‘I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.’

Last night, Mrs May tried to mend fences with Mr Trump at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace, telling him the UK and US remained ‘not just the closest allies, but the dearest of friends’.

The Prime Minister said Brexit presented an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to work more closely with US.

Melania bowls them over! First Lady shines on trip to meet the Chelsea Pensioners alongside Philip May

Melania Trump showed off her playful side she tried her hand at bowls during a visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Friday morning.

The First Lady, who wore a £1,550 Victoria Beckham dress and 5in heels for the engagement, looked in excellent spirits as she joined Philip May, the Chelsea Pensioners and a group of local schoolchildren for the game.

Mrs Trump, 48, threw herself into the spirit of the competition and groaned in frustration when her turn went awry. She later celebrated by high-fiving a uniformed Chelsea Pensioner, much to his delight.

The carefree atmosphere is a far cry from the serious mood at Chequers, where Theresa May is currently holding crucial talks with President Trump.

Mrs Trump will later rejoin her husband for a private audience with the Queen at Windsor Castle. 

Showing off her skills! The First Lady, wearing 4in heels, tries her hand at bowls as she spends time with Mr May, the Chelsea Pensioners and local schoolchildren at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Close call! Melania looked to be getting into the spirit of the game as she joined the group in the summer sunshine 

Team spirit! Melania Trump high-fives a Chelsea Pensioner following the quick game of bowls at the hospital

Good job! Mrs Trump prompted a chuckle from Philip May (pictured standing behind) as she tried bowls on the lawn

Philip May and Mrs Trump appeared to be getting on famously as they joined schoolchildren for the event on Friday

Mr May, who is entertaining Mrs Trump in London today, was instructed by a schoolboy (right) on the bowls lawn

Melania, elegant in a £1,550 Victoria Beckham dress, threw herself into the spirit of the competition and clapped and cheered

Mrs Trump and Mr May appeared in good spirits as they spent time helping the veterans and local schoolchildren make Remembrance Day poppies. 

Mrs Trump was greeted by Mr May when she stepped out of her vehicle.

On arrival she also met Lieutenant Colonel Nicky Mott, hospital CEO Gary Lashko and Chelsea pensioners John Riley, Alan Collins and Marjorie Cole. 

Melania Trump showed her maternal nature as she helped a schoolgirl make a poppy

Mr May and Mrs Trump helped Chelsea Pensioners and schoolchildren make poppies 

After the poppy making, Mrs Trump listened to school children talk about values and service.

Mrs Trump sat in front of a poster which said ‘Be the best you can be’.

The hospital was founded as a retirement home for soldiers by King Charles II in 1682, and the Chelsea pensioners are famous for their distinctive scarlet coats. 

The First Lady looked elegant in a bold colour block dress and stilettos for the appearance 

Melania Trump and Philip May have stepped out for a joint engagement in London

Melania, who will later join her husband to meet the Queen, struck the right note with her look

The First Lady was greeted by Mr May as she arrived at the hospital on Friday morning

Mrs Trump is carrying out her own engagements as her husband meets with Mrs May

Mrs Trump arrived at Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners 

Police officers were part of the convoy escorting Melania to the hospital this morning

 

 

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The White House tried to clean up President Trump‘s explosive interview where he trashed British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit plan after pointing to ‘turmoil’ in her government – saying he likes May ‘very much’ and she is ‘terrific.’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued the unusual personality-based statement after Trump’s gave an interview with Britain’s Sun where he said her soft Brexit plan would ‘kill the deal’ and said just-resigned Boris Johnson would make a ‘great prime minister.’  

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