Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth during a state visit to the UK next month

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet with Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit to the United Kingdom next month, a U.S. ambassador said Wednesday.

Details about the trip, scheduled to take place on Friday, July 13, have yet to be finalized, but Robert Wood Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, told Sky News that Trump “has to” meet the 92-year-old monarch.

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“Yes, I mean he has to see the head of state. Putting his foot on British soil, it’s job one, it’s very important, very symbolic,” Johnson told a reporter when asked about Trump’s plans.

A U.S. ambassador to Britain has insisted that President Donald Trump “has to” meet Queen Elizabeth II, seen here attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May.

“Meeting Her Majesty is the most important thing because she’s the head of state, and from then on, it’ll be what the president wants to do,” Johnson said.

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