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Queen Elizabeth to Invite Trump to Britain for State Visit: Report

Donald Trump may be visiting the Queen soon, according to the British Embassy.

The Hill reports:

Queen Elizabeth is planning to invite President-elect Donald Trump to Britain next year for a state visit, The Sunday Times reported.

The meeting will likely be scheduled for June or July.
Discussions about the meeting will begin soon, according to two ministers and a senior official close to Downing Street.

A formal invitation will be extended to the president-elect after his inauguration in January, the Sunday Times reported.

The meeting is an attempt to ensure Britain and the U.S. maintain their relationship as Britain gets ready to leave the European Union.

After being elected earlier this month, the president-elect invited Prime Minister Theresa May for a visit to the U.S., according to the British Embassy.

A trip for May to visit Trump has not yet been scheduled.

“The Prime Minister and President-elect Trump agreed that the US-UK relationship was very important and very special, and that building on this would be a priority for them both,” an embassy spokesperson said in a statement after the phone call.

“President-elect Trump set out his close and personal connections with, and warmth for, the UK. He said he was confident that the special relationship would go from strength to strength.”

During the call, the two spoke about the importance of the partnership and May “highlighted her wish to strengthen bilateral trade and investment with the U.S.”

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