U.S. president Donald Trump visits United Kingdom, in pictures

U.S. president Donald Trump visits United Kingdom, in pictures

U.S. president Donald Trump visits United Kingdom, in pictures

A small demonstration is expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Thursday, the venue for Trump's black-tie dinner with May on Thursday evening.

"I don't get to see him almost as much as I used to get to see him and I'm excited to spend a couple of days with him - we're going to have a great time".

Trump will spend the weekend at the former, which he described as a "magical place", before heading to Helsinki, Finland, for a much-anticipated summit on July 16 with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"When we leave the European Union we will begin to chart a new course for Britain in the world and our global alliances will be stronger than ever", May said ahead of Trump's visit.

"And I've spent the last eight months going all around the country, meeting people and getting their point of view of all kinds of people whether it's politicians or people working in factories.I don't feel that at all".

Ahead of Trump's visit, the PM said: "There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the United States and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead".

The protests-which will include a 20-foot-tall angry Trump baby blimp flying over London-are expected to be so large that White House officials are reportedly concerned that the crowd-obsessed Trump could lash out at his British hosts.

Awaiting him on the tarmac were three MV-22 Osprey helicopters belonging to the US Marines which are used to transport his staff and security detail on overseas trips.

"We in this country, and I hope I do not regret saying this, are very good at this sort of thing".

However, despite the welcome from May, many Britons remain deeply opposed to Trump's visit.

"From the public, the welcome will be far from warm", he told lawmakers on Wednesday, noting there would be protests across the country against Trump's "abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude toward women and his disgusting treatment of minorities".

In anticipation of the unprecedented vitriol directed at a serving president, the United States embassy told Americans to keep a low profile and "exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent".

Police have imposed restrictions on a pro-Donald Trump rally during the president's visit.

Trump arrives at Stansted airport at around lunchtime, fresh from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

Trump flies in after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and leaves Britain on Sunday for talks in Helsinki the following day with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr Trump will then travel to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen before heading to Scotland for the private part of his four-day visit.

Melania Trump, meanwhile, will be in the city at an event to meet schoolchildren and veterans with May's husband Phillip, Downing Street has revealed.

Then, Trump will head to Scotland for a few days.

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