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Monday's full schedule for Donald Trump's UK state visit

The US President and First Lady Melania Trump will be welcomed by the Queen Elizabeth II when they fly into London on Monday

Britain will roll out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on Monday as he arrives in the United Kingdom for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit.

Queen Elizabeth II will welcome Mr Trump and his wife Melania to Buckingham Palace, where they will be treated to a guard of honour, a private lunch and later, a glittering state banquet.

But beneath the pomp and ceremony, Britain is in turmoil with Prime Minister Theresa May due to step down within weeks over her handling of her country's exit from the European Union.

True to form, Mr Trump ripped up the diplomatic rule book before he even touched down by saying former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an "excellent" choice to succeed Mrs May.

He also recommended Mrs May's successor walk away from talks with Brussels, refuse to pay Britain's agreed divorce bill and leave the EU with no deal.

The much vaunted UK-US "special relationship" was already under strain over different approaches to Iran, China and the Paris climate change accord.

Opposition politicians are boycotting the banquet over what London's mayor Sadiq Khan called Mr Trump's "divisive behaviour" and large protests are expected across the capital.

But May and Trump are expected to emphasise the wider benefits of the old alliance when they hold talks at Downing Street on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, they will join other world leaders in the English port of Portsmouth to commemorate 75 years since the D-Day landings, which changed the course of World War II.

Donald and Melania Trump's full itinerary for Monday, June 3 (all times in BST)

9am. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at London Stansted Airport

9.10am. Donald and Melania Trump depart London Stansted Airport en route to Winfield House Landing Zone, London

9.40am. Donald and Melania Trump arrive at Winfield House Landing Zone

12.00pm. Donald and Melania Trump depart Winfield House Landing Zone en route to Buckingham Palace Landing Zone

12.10pm. Donald and Melania Trump arrive at Buckingham Palace Landing Zone

12.20pm. Donald and Melania Trump are introduced to the Members of the Royal Household and British Suite with Queen Elizabeth II

12.35pm. Welcome ceremony with Queen Elizabeth II

1.00pm. Introduction of the American Suite to Queen Elizabeth II

1.15pm. A private luncheon with Queen Elizabeth II

2.00pm. Participate in royal collection gift review with Queen Elizabeth II

3.00pm. Depart Buckingham Palace en route to Westminster Abbey

3.10pm. Arrival at Westminster Abbey

3.15pm. Laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

3.20pm. Tour of Westminster Abbey

4.00pm. Donald and Melania Trump arrive at Clarence House

4.05pm. Photo opportunity with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, followed by tea

4.30pm. Depart Clarence House en route to Buckingham Palace Landing Zone and onward to Winfield House Landing Zone

4.55pm. Arrive at Winfield House Landing Zone

7.30pm. Depart Winfield House Landing Zone en route back to Buckingham Palace Landing Zone

7.40pm. Arrive at Buckingham Palace Landing Zone

8.10pm. Presentation of guests with Queen Elizabeth II

8.30pm. Participate in a royal procession with Queen Elizabeth II

8.45pm. State banquet with Queen Elizabeth II, followed by a reception two hours later

11.00pm. Depart Buckingham Palace en route to Winfield House

11.20pm. Donald and Melania Trump arrive at Winfield House

Updated: June 3, 2019 07:26 PM

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