Donald Trump‘s postponed UK state visit has been confirmed for the beginning of June.
The visit is set to take place over three days beginning on the 3rd of June, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
US President Donald Trump will also meet with Prime Minister May during his visit, as well as visiting Portsmouth to mark D-day.
Theresa May commented on the visit: “The UK and United States have a deep and enduring partnership that is rooted in our common history and shared interests.
“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.”
Meanwhile, a White House spokesman added: “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.
“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.”
Theresa May initially invited Trump after his inauguration, however, the invite was met by considerable opposition from anti-Trump campaigners in the UK.
Instead, Trump last visited the UK in July for a non-state visit, where he avoided the capital, amid a raft of protests around London.
Conversely, a state visit is when foreign heads of state are formally invited by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Foreign Office.