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US President Donald Trump lands at Stansted for state visit: Cambridge plans protest


By Paul Brackley


US President Donald Trump landed at Stansted Airport this morning (Monday) for his three-day UK state visit.

President Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, land at Stansted Airport for their three-day state visit. Picture: Vikki Lince
President Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, land at Stansted Airport for their three-day state visit. Picture: Vikki Lince

Air Force One touched down at the Essex airport at about 9am, from where he and the First Lady, Melania Trump, took a helicopter to London.

A protest about the president's controversial policies is due to be held from 5pm in Cambridge, outside Great St Mary's Church on King's Parade, organised by Cambridge Stand Up to Racism.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport for the three-day state visit. Picture: Vikki Lince
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport for the three-day state visit. Picture: Vikki Lince

A ceremonial welcome is being held for the President and First Lady in the Buckingham Palace gardens, with the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Trumps are due to visit Westminster Abbey for a tour with the Duke of York and will join Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for tea at Clarence House.

President Trump waves before getting on a helicopter. Picture: Vikki Lince
President Trump waves before getting on a helicopter. Picture: Vikki Lince

A state banquet will be held on Monday evening at the ballroom inside Buckingham Palace, with the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and other prominent UK and US figures.

Polishing the cars...just in case the president has to go by road. Picture: Vikki Lince
Polishing the cars...just in case the president has to go by road. Picture: Vikki Lince

On Tuesday, a business breakfast will be hosted by Mr Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May, with the Duke of York at St James's Palace, with Barclays CEO Jes Staley and GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Emma Walmsley among those expected to attend.

Talks with the prime minister at Downing Street will follow, ahead of a joint press conference.

The Trumps get on the helicopter Marine One, which flew them to London. Picture: Vikki Lince
The Trumps get on the helicopter Marine One, which flew them to London. Picture: Vikki Lince

Mr and Mrs Trump will host a dinner at the US ambassador's residence, attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of the Queen, on Tuesday evening.

A member of the security detail chases after an RAF cap after the wind blew it off. Picture: Vikki Lince
A member of the security detail chases after an RAF cap after the wind blew it off. Picture: Vikki Lince

On Wednesday, the Queen, Prince Charles and Mr Trump will attending a national commemorative event in Portsmouth marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, along with more than 300 veterans.

Mr Trump is expected to travel to his hotel and golf resort in Doonbeg, in the Republic of Ireland, afterwards, and meet with the Irish premier, Leo Varadkar, at Shannon Airport.



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