Senior members of the British monarchy, from the Queen to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will meet with Donald and Melania Trump during their state visit to the UK next month. But one royal will reportedly be absent from the roster: Duchess Meghan.
The new mom, who welcomed baby boy Archie Harrison three weeks ago, will still be on maternity leave when the current President of the United States and First Lady touch down for a three-day visit. But Meghan’s husband has plans to be part of the festivities, which begin June 3.
Donald and Melania will first enjoy a lunch with Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry. That will be followed by a private tea with Prince William and Kate, according to a schedule released by Buckingham Palace on Friday (May 24). Instead of the typical Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, the American couple will be greeted by a ceremonial welcome in the Buckingham Palace gardens.
Donald and Melania’s upcoming trip will also include a sight-seeing tour of Westminster Abbey with Prince Andrew, tea at Clarence House with Charles and Camilla and a lavish state banquet at the palace, according to a schedule shared by CNBC.
The political couple will also join the Charles and Camilla for a dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America.
On their final day, Melania and Donald will be accompanied by the Queen and her eldest son at a National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Portsmouth.
This isn’t the first time the 72-year-old has visited royalty! In July 2018, the American president and his wife visited Her Majesty when they stopped by the palace during a working visit. He also spent some time with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, had dinner with business leaders and one private tea with the Queen.