Donald Trump to skip Scotland during UK visit

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US president Donald Trump will not visit Scotland when he makes a three-day trip to the UK next month.

Buckingham Palace has released details of Mr Trump's State Visit to the UK, which will include having a private lunch at Buckingham Palace with the Queen.

US president Donald Trump will not visit Scotland next month

US president Donald Trump will not visit Scotland next month

Tea with the the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House, along with a visit to Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, are also on the agenda.

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However, unlike last year when Mr Trump travelled north of the Border during a separate UK trip, the American president will not venture to Scotland to tour any of his golfing or property assets.

The American head of state, and his wife Melania, will have a private lunch with the Queen when he arrives in Britain on Monday week.

Mr Trump's first trip to the UK as president sparked controversy last year and critics have said he should not have been given the honour of an official state visit.

The Queen, Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, will officially welcome Mr Trump, and his wife to Buckingham Palace on the first day of his visit.

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Accompanied by Charles, the US president will inspect a guard of honour at Buckingham Palace and royal gun salutes will be fired in Green Park and at the Tower of London in the capital.

After lunch, the Queen will invite the Trumps to view a special exhibition in the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the royal collection.

Afterwards, the US president and his wife, accompanied by the Duke of York, will visit Westminster Abbey, where Mr Trump will lay a wreath at the grave of the unknown warrior.

The president and first lady will then have a short tour of Westminster Abbey.

This will be followed by tea at Clarence House with Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

That evening the Queen will give a state banquet at Buckingham Palace for the president at which both heads of state will make speeches.

On Tuesday 4 June, Mrs May and the US president will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by the Duke of York, at St James's Palace.

The US president will then visit Downing Street to hold talks with the Prime Minister.

The PM and president will then hold a joint press conference in Downing Street.

That evening the Trumps will host a return dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the US ambassador, which Charles and Camilla will attend on behalf of the Queen.

On Wednesday 5 June, the Queen and Charles will attend the national commemorative event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.

More than 300 Day veterans will be at the ceremony, which aims to tell the story of D-Day through musical performance, testimonial readings and military displays, including a fly-past of 25 modern and historical aircraft.

The Queen will then formally bid farewell to the Trumps in Portsmouth.

The visit comes after Mrs May announced she would resign as Tory leader on 7 June.