LONDON – US President Trump is scheduled to visit Britain on February 26 and 27, according to prime minister Theresa May’s diary, The Times reports.
“The trip has been in the diary for at least 10 days, according to those familiar with the plans,” the paper said.
The visit is certain to attract protesters, angry about the president’s retweeting of the far-right hate group Britain First.
Trump will visit the new American Embassy in London. It will not, however, be the full-fledged state visit that would include dinner at Buckingham Palace with the Queen. The Times said:
“But the president will come to the UK in February, although the trip is expected to be scaled down, with no meeting with the Queen, to enable Trump to avoid the mass protests a full state visit would be likely to trigger.”
The Times qualified its report by saying the visit was “pencilled in.” May had previously said no date was set.