Donald Trump has already broken royal protocol ahead of state visit

Donald and Melania Trump with the Queen on July 13, 2018 during an engagement on the second day of Trump's UK visit. Photo: Getty

Donald Trump hasn’t even arrived in the UK yet, but the US president has already made a gaffe ahead of his state visit in June.

The US President and First Lady Melania Trump have accepted an invitation from the Queen from Monday 3 June to Wednesday 5 June, 2019.

A statement from the White House outlines formal details for their upcoming travel plans, but social media users have picked up on the wording.

It reads: “President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump accepted the invitation of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to visit the United Kingdom from June 3 to 5, 2019.”

The US President will visit the UK in June. Photo: Getty Images

Twitter users were quick to point out the mistake in the way the statement addressed the monarch.

If you didn’t pick it up, the Queen is usually referred to as “Her Majesty,” or “Your Majesty,” if individuals meet her in person.

Not “Her Royal Majesty”.

President Trump and Melania previously joined the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle in July 2018.

He was criticised for breaching royal etiquette then as well, by walking in front of the monarch during his audience with her.

He was invited to inspect the guard of honour and marched on ahead of her, before coming to an abrupt stop, forcing the Queen to walk round him.

With reporting by Danielle Stacey.

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