Donald Trump to visit Portsmouth for D-Day anniversary – ITV News

Donald Trump to visit Portsmouth for D-Day anniversary - ITV News

Donald Trumps state visit to the UK set for 3 June

The President and First Lady will make a State Visit to the UK on 3-5 June, as announced by Buckingham Palace.

President Trump will be a guest of the Queen during the visit, and will also have discussions with the Prime Minister in Downing Street.

Buckingham Palace said in a brief statement: “The President of the United States of America, President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Mrs Melania Trump, has accepted an invitation from Her Majesty the Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June 2019.”

On 5 June the UK will host a major international event in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and commemorate this critical moment in the Second World War. Countries that fought alongside the United Kingdom in the historic military operation, as well as Germany, have been invited to attend.

The long-awaited state visit comes more than two years after Prime Minister Theresa May offered the invitation to the US leader just days into his presidency, when they met for the first time at the White House in January 2017.

The gathering on Southsea Common in Portsmouth will involve live performances, military displays and tributes to the allied troops who fought in Normandy in the Second World War. The event will be one of the greatest British military spectacles in recent history, with a flypast of 26 iconic RAF aircraft and at least 11 Royal Navy vessels in the Solent.

Donald Trump to make state visit to UK in June

The event will honour the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of D-Day veterans and those who gave their lives in the operation. On 6 June the Prime Minister will travel to Normandy to attend a number of commemorative events including the inauguration of the British Normandy memorial in Ver-Sur-Mer.

Share PA Apr 23rd 2019 7:39AM – The ins and outs of a state visitUS President Donald Trump is to make a state visit to the UK in June, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

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D-Day was an unparalleled international military operation and a turning point in the Second World War. The freedom we have today would not be possible without the incredible sacrifice of troops from across the world 75 years ago.

The gathering on Southsea Common in Portsmouth will involve live performances, military displays and tributes to the allied troops who fought in Normandy in the Second World War. The event will be one of the greatest British military spectacles in recent history, with a flypast of 26 iconic RAF aircraft and at least 11 Royal Navy vessels in the Solent.

I am proud that the UK will host representatives and veterans from allied nations to pay tribute to that sacrifice and recognise the extraordinary cooperation that made the Normandy landings possible.

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And today – as we face new and different challenges to our security – we must continue to stand together to uphold our shared values and way of life.

D-Day was an unparalleled international military operation and a turning point in the Second World War. The freedom we have today would not be possible without the incredible sacrifice of troops from across the world 75 years ago.

Donald Trump will not be able to reside in Buckingham Palace during his state visit because of rennovation works, according to ITVs royal correspondent Chris Ship.

The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead.

He wrote on Twitter: Donald and Melania Trump will NOT be staying at Buckingham Palace. Whilst the State Banquet will happen there as usual – the redevelopment work means there is no space for guests – even @Potus.”

The Suns political editor also confirmed the claims, and said: “But Im told Trump wont be put up in Buckingham Palace (unlike other visiting heads of state), because of the renovation work. Clarence House/St James’s Palace equally too small to host him and his huge entourage. Suspect this will peeve him.”

The US President will visit the UK as a guest of the Queen from 3-5 June 2019, Buckingham Palace has announced. The visit coincides with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and Trump is also expected to visit France as part of the commemorations.

Prime minister Theresa May invited the US President for a state visit between June 3 to 5, just weeks after his inauguration but no proposed date for the official meeting was ever put forward.

A spokesman for No10 said: “In the first week of June the UK will host the State Visit of President Trump as well as a major D-Day commemoration event.

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“The President and First Lady will make a State Visit to the UK on 3-5 June, as announced by Buckingham Palace.”

Mr Trump is also expected to travel to Normandy, France on June 6 to take part in the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings.

Rebellious Gerald Vernon-Jackson has been left furious after Downing Street went above the head of the city council to roll out the red carpet for the leader of the free world – despite Portsmouths express wishes not to.

Mrs May said: “The UK and United States have a deep and enduring partnership that is rooted in our common history and shared interests.

State visit by President Trump is set for June

“We do more together than any two nations in the world and we are both safer and more prosperous because of our cooperation. The state visit is an opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead.”

The president will then travel to Portsmouth on June 5 to witness the citys D-Day 75 spectacle on Southsea Common, which will be honouring the survivors of the Normandy invasion in 1944.

A White House spokesman said: “This state visit will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition to meeting the Queen, the president will participate in a bilateral meeting with prime minister Theresa May.

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“While in the United Kingdom, the president and first lady will attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, at one of the primary embarkation sites for the Allied operation that led to the liberation of Europe during World War II.”

More than a dozen countries will take part in D-Day commemorations, including Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Speaking about the Porstmouth event, Mrs May said: “D-Day was an unparalleled international military operation and a turning point in the Second World War. The freedom we have today would not be possible without the incredible sacrifice of troops from across the world 75 years ago.

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“I am proud that the UK will host representatives and veterans from Allied nations to pay tribute to that sacrifice and recognise the extraordinary co-operation that made the Normandy landings possible.

White House confirms Donald Trump will visit Portsmouth for D-Day 75th anniversary

“And today – as we face new and different challenges to our security – we must continue to stand together to uphold our shared values and way of life.”

The president met the Queen at Windsor castle, attended a dinner hosted by Mrs May and played a private golf session in Scotland.

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