Donald Trump won't be meeting Meghan during royal visit

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Donald Trump won't be meeting Meghan. Photos: Getty

Donald Trump is set to touch down in the UK next week but there is one member of the royal family he won’t be meeting - even though she’s from the US.

The US president and first lady Melania Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Andrew, during their state visit to the UK from June 3-5.

And even though Prince Harry has recently become a father, Trump will be meeting the Duke of Sussex during a private lunch with the Queen.

However, Meghan is not set to attend this lunch and won’t be meeting the US president during his brief visit.

It is little surprise given that Meghan is currently on maternity leave after welcoming the couple’s first child Archie three weeks ago.

Meghan and Harry show off baby Archie. Photo: Getty

However the former actress has previously spoken out against Trump, labelling him “divisive” and “misogynistic”.

"Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting," she said on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore in 2016.

The itinerary

The President and Mrs Trump will arrive in the UK on June 3 and they will be officially welcomed by the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Buckingham Palace.

The couple will receive a Ceremonial Welcome in the Buckingham Palace garden and the President, accompanied by Charles, will inspect the Guard of Honour.

The Queen will then host a private lunch at the palace, followed by the viewing of as special exhibition in the Picture Gallery, which will showcase items of historical significance to the United States from the Royal Collection.

Afterwards, the Trumps accompanied by the Duke of York, will visit Westminster Abbey, where The President will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The President and Mrs Trump will then join Charles and Camilla for tea at Clarence House.

The Queen will host a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening and both Her Majesty and President Trump will give speeches.

Trump had already made a royal gaffe before his visit. Photo: Getty

Mr Trump will meet with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on the Tuesday morning. They will co-host a business breakfast meeting, attended by The Duke of York, at St James’s Palace, with senior UK and US business leaders.

And on the Wednesday, the Queen, accompanied by Prince Charles, with the President and First Lady will attend the National Commemorative Event for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, alongside over 300 D-Day veterans.

Her Majesty will formally bid farewell to The President and Mrs. Trump in Portsmouth.

Already broken royal protocol

Donald Trump had already made a gaffe ahead of his state visit to the UK.

A statement from the White House outlined formal details for their upcoming travel plans, but social media users picked up a mistake in the wording.

It read: “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.”

Twitter users were quick to point out the mistake in the address of the monarch.

The Queen is usually referred to as “Her Majesty,” or “Your Majesty,” if individuals meet her in person.

Trump was also criticised for breaching royal etiquette on his last visit to the UK 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 Her Majesty to walk round him.

Trump broke protocol on his last UK visit when he stepping in front of the Queen. Photo: Getty

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