US President Donald Trump arrived here today on his maiden visit to the United Kingdom during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May over closer post-Brexit ties and have an audience with the Queen, amid mass protests including a giant "Trump baby" in a nappy to oppose his controversial policies.
President Trump is said to have given a "positive" and "complimentary" speech about England as he addressed US Embassy workers within hours of his arrival in the UK. Mr and Mrs Trump will also join the Queen for tea at the Castle.
A guard of honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, will give a Royal Salute and the USA national anthem will be played as the President walks up a red carpet during his visit to Windsor. "I am very strong on immigration".
"He is destroying all the norms of what used to be a great democracy in America and so I'm really concerned about my country and I'm here now and so this is where I have the chance to protest him". "I like Boris Johnson, I've always liked him".
Asked about Trump's comments, May said: "We're delivering on the vote of the British people to take back control of our money, our laws and our borders".
The giant inflatable "Baby Trump" balloon will be flown near the Houses of Parliament ahead of the protest. "While it is reasonable for the police to put in place measures for safety, it would be unprecedented for such a major demonstration to be denied permission for a stage".
Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump touched down in their Air Force One at Stansted Airport in the east of England from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday that the monarch will meet the American leader with the First Lady at the historic Berkshire royal residence.
It is widely believed that such a schedule has been designed for Donald Trump because of the overwhelming protests that are expected to descend on London during his visit.
Following the gala event at the 18th century country house, Trump and his wife will come to central London to spend a night at US Ambassador Woody Johnson's official London residence, Winfield House, in Regent's Park.
Donald Trump chided Germany and other European nations for failing to spend enough on defence, at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.
Prime Minister May has abundant reasons to seek a close relationship with Trump - not least, the United States will be an even more vital trade partner once Britain leaves the European Union next year - but it is an uneasy embrace, given her opposition to many of his key policies. Protesters also have plans to follow Trump to Scotland where they plan to fly the blimp near Turnberry while Trump is in town.
The president has already waded into the debate, saying Britain was "in somewhat turmoil" and that it was up to the people if she stayed in power.
May contacted Trump days after he was inaugurated, extending the invitation for a coveted state visit that would be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, but that gesture has proved far more controversial than expected as Trump has shown little interest in maintaining "diplomacy as usual" with European allies.