Trump to meet Queen during UK visit

Trump to meet Queen during UK visit

US President Donald Trump will meet with Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit to the United Kingdom next month, a U.S. ambassador to Britain Robert Wood Johnson said.

According to the ambassador, details about the trip, scheduled to take place on Friday, July 13, have yet to be finalized, but Trump "has to" meet the 92-year-old monarch.

"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 Sky News.

The ambassador has insisted that 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 added.

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Wednesday that she is also planning to meet with Trump next month.