President Trump and First Girl Melania Trump joined Queen Elizabeth II in an official greeting ceremony at Windsor Fortress Friday, within the first assembly between the 2 heads of state because the 2016 election.
The monarch welcomed Trump and Mrs. Trump within the courtyard of the citadel for a social go to with the queen, who doesn’t share her political beliefs.
The 92-year-old has met each U.S. president who held workplace since her coronation in 1952, apart from Lyndon B. Johnson. She additionally met Harry Truman when she was a princess, which means she has met 12 sitting U.S. presidents.
Trump and the queen walked up and down the backyard, inspecting a guard of honor, fashioned by the Coldstream Guards. They then spent round 30 minutes getting acquainted over tea contained in the citadel.
The president’s go to with the queen got here after a joint press convention with British Prime Minister Theresa Might. The 2 leaders pledged their full cooperation on commerce and different points, easing tensions after Trump gave an explosive interview with The Solar by which he criticized Might’s dealing with of Brexit and known as into query a U.S.-U.Okay. commerce deal.
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Regardless of feedback within the interview, Trump on Friday mentioned he supported no matter resolution Might involves relating to Brexit, Britain’s departure from the European Union.
“As soon as the Brexit course of is concluded—and maybe the U.Okay. has left the EU, I don’t know, no matter you’re going to do is okay with us,” Trump mentioned. “Simply ensure that we will commerce collectively. That’s all that issues.”
Might promised a commerce take care of the U.S. and with others all over the world, noting that she and Trump got here up with an “formidable deal that works for each nations,” that may construct on the U.Okay.’s impartial commerce coverage.
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Trump touted the U.S. relationship with the U.Okay. as “the best stage of particular.”
Trump additionally used the interview to reward the queen, calling her a “large girl”.
“In the event you consider it, for thus a few years she has represented her nation, she has actually by no means made a mistake,” he mentioned. “You do not see, like, something embarrassing. She is simply an unimaginable girl. My spouse is an amazing fan of hers. She has obtained an ideal and exquisite grace about her.”
Trump will journey to Scotland over the weekend, after which to Helsinki, Finland for a highly-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will probably be his final cease on his four-country European tour.
The Related Press contributed to this report.