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Trump to make first state visit to UK in June

US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday, more than two years after an invitation was first extended.

The visit will take place from June 3 to June 5, and will involve the full trappings of a state occasion.

Confirmation of the visit is likely to reignite debate over Queen Elizabeth's role in welcoming Trump. His last visit to the UK, in July 2018, was styled as a working visit. It nevertheless prompted huge protests in central London.

This time, the President and First Lady will attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day at Portsmouth, a naval city on England's south coast and important embarkation site in the World War II operation.

From there, they will travel to Normandy in France on the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, to continue D-Day commemorations. Separately, Trump and Macron will also hold a bilateral meeting.

While in the UK, Trump will also hold a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as a private audience with


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