On President Trump’s first state visit to the United Kingdom he was warmly welcomed at Buckingham Palace, by both the royal family and well wishers outside. Rob Crilly reports at The Washington Examiner:
Queen Elizabeth II greeted President Trump with a warm smile and a booming double gun salute at Buckingham Palace on Monday, as he began his first state visit to the U.K.
They set aside the controversy of his arrival tweets — criticizing the mayor of London — to focus on the ceremony, pomp, and pageantry of the formal occasion.
Trump and the first lady arrived aboard Marine One to be met first by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, before being welcomed by the queen, 93, who looked vibrant in mint green.
A handful of Trump supporters waiting outside Buckingham Palace erupted in a spontaneous chorus of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow,” in a small reminder that for all the expected protests Trump is more popular here than in many other European countries. They ended with a “hip hip hooray.”
Caden McClure, 18 from Tulsa, was among the crowds of tourists thronging the Mall for a glimpse of the president. He dismissed the opposition to the visit and said Britain was just as divided as the U.S.
“It’s an indication of the UK’s opinion of him but it’s not the only opinion,” he said. “It’s the same at home.”
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