The Queen has welcomed President Trump and the First Lady to Windsor Castle. The monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea.
A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US national anthem was played as the US visitors arrived for the engagement. Mr Trump is the 12th president to meet Her Majesty.
The Queen and President Trump inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. Mr and Mrs Trump will then take tea with the Queen in the castle.
The Queen looked elegant in a periwinkle blue coat and matching hat for the occasion while Mrs Trump changed out of the £1,550 striped Victoria Beckham dress she wore earlier today and into a cream skirt suit for the meeting.
Mr Trump hailed the Queen as a ‘tremendous woman’ in his interview with the Sun today.
He told the paper: ‘If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman. My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her.’
President Trump and the First Lady arrived at Windsor Castle by Marine 1, landing on the eastern lawn – out of view of protesters who had gathered outside one of the castle gates.
President Trump walked with the Queen as they inspected the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle where the US national anthem was played in his honour
Queen Elizabeth II greets President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump at Windsor Castle after the US national anthem was played
The monarch, 92, greeted Mr and Mrs Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence ahead of a private tea
Queen Elizabeth II stands with US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she reaches out a hand to the president at Windsor Castle as he continues his tour of the UK this weekend
Donald Trump smiles as he passes the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he has met the Queen, who he earlier described as a ‘tremendous woman’
Donald Trump inspects the Guard at Windsor Castle, where he was treated to a rousing performance of his country’s national anthem
The Guard of Honour – formed by the Coldstream Guards – passed in front of Donald Trump and the First Lady as they stand beside the Queen
Donald Trump took a seat in Winston Churchill’s chair during yesterday’s visit to Chequers when he was the guest of Prime Minister Theresa May
Donald Trump and the Queen inspect the Guards in the grounds, where the president was treated to a performance of the US national anthem
The Queen speaks with First Lady Melania Trump as the President looks downward in the the grounds of Windsor Castle during his visit
Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting the Guard at Windsor Castle
The President and First Lady stand with their hands on their hearts as they are treated to a performance of the US national anthem at the castle
President Trump’s visit has prompted protests across the country and he has today met the Queen after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May last night
Coldstream Guards parade past US President Donald Trump, who witnessed them give a rousing rendition of his country’s national anthem as part of his welcome
Donald Trump speaks with the Queen as First Lady Melania walks behind as they leave the Quadrangle following an inspection of the Coldstream Guards
Melania Trump steps out of the Range Rover that escorted her and the president to Windsor Castle, where they have met the Queen today
Donald Trump has met the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of this weekend’s tour of the UK following on from his meeting with Theresa May
The Queen looked elegant in periwinkle blue as she awaited the arrival of President Trump and the First Lady on Friday
Earlier Mr Trump joined Mrs May in attending a military display at Chequers before a working lunch at Chequers. At a press conference outside the country residence he assured the UK-US relationship was ‘stronger than ever’.
Mr Trump held Theresa May’s hand and apologised for accusing her of wrecking Brexit saying: ‘Whatever you do is OK with us’ as the PM’s political crisis turned into a love-in.
In an extraordinary press conference at Chequers, a contrite Mr Trump said there was a ‘bond like no other’ between Britain and the United States and said their ‘indispensable’ relationship was ‘the highest level of special’.
Mr Trump insisted he ‘absolutely’ believes the US will do a ‘fantastic’ trade deal with the UK, provided Brexit leaves UK free from interference from Brussels – 24 hours after he said it was dead.
Looking directly at Mrs May he said: ‘I don’t know what they are going to do but whatever you do is OK with me. Just make sure we are able to trade together’.