Queen Elizabeth is set to meet Donald Trump at Windsor Castle on the 13th


The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend Royal Windsor Cup

To Great Britain and all British people: I’m sorry for what’s about to happen. The American ambassador to Britain has confirmed that Donald Trump is truly going to visit the UK from July 12th to the 14th. In case you’re wondering or don’t remember, the royal family will be in London on July 9th for the christening of Prince Louis of Cambridge. After that, it seems like the Queen will travel to Windsor Castle, and that’s where she’ll be introduced to Donald Trump. As I said, I’m very sorry.

President Donald Trump looks like he is getting his meeting with Queen Elizabeth after all. After more than a year of back-and-forth about whether he would be heading to the U.K. for an official visit, he is now set to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle in July. The castle was recently the site of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding.

U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson confirmed the upcoming meeting to Sky News on Tuesday. It will not be a full-blown state visit, complete with the pomp and ceremony of a Buckingham Palace meeting and military welcome. Rather, Trump will be in the U.K. for a working visit July 12-14 and is set to see the Queen on July 13. It is the first time Trump has been in the country since his 2016 election.

It is unknown who else, if anyone, from the royal family would meet with the president. Neither Downing Street nor a spokesman for the White House had any immediate comment.

“I mean, he has to see the head of state,” Johnson told Sky News. “Putting his foot on British soil, it’s job one, it’s very important, very symbolic. 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.”

The Windsor Castle web site notes that the castle will be closed to the public on July 13, making it the likely setting for the meeting. According to various reports, it is likely that Trump will meet Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit and possibly will play golf at his own course, Turnberry, in Scotland.

[From People]

One of the traditions of the British-American “special relationship” is that a new American president makes a visit to the UK as one of his first (if not THE first) overseas trip. Trump has been in office for a year and a half, and it speaks volumes of how that special relationship is currently in tatters that this will be the first visit. I think doing the Queen-introduction at Windsor Castle is probably the best option from the British perspective – if Trump was given some kind of pomp-heavy visit to Buckingham Palace, protesters would have descended en masse to block the route. Windsor is a much more controlled environment. Plus, it’s a better excuse for not having the other members of the royal family around. I still suspect that no one will want to put Trump in the room with the Duchess of Sussex OR the Duchess of Cambridge. Trump will meet the Queen, maybe Prince Philip, maybe Prince Charles AT MOST. It’s still awful, I know. British peeps: please RESIST.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he explains his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement at the White House

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  1. CariBean says:

    My condolences.

  2. barrett says:

    Well she’s seen it all. A range of all leaders great to dim wits! She does her job, what stories she can tell!

    • A says:

      Hmm, I don’t know. Winston Churchill qualifies as a dim wit in my book, although I imagine the Queen didn’t think so.

      And before people say, “Well he’s not exactly the same as Trump.”–you’re right. Let’s just hope Trump never has the opportunity to do some of the things Churchill did. As it is Trump is Thatchering the f*ck out of the US anyway, so he’s covered on that front.

      • Jaded says:

        At least Churchill never capitulated to Nazi Germany the way Edward VIII, Halifax and Chamberlain wanted to. And he managed to convince America to enter the war after Pearl Harbour. Europe, and perhaps the world, would be a far worse place today if he hadn’t achieved those two things.

      • Mynameispearl says:

        no, but he is largely credited with no small part in the Bengal famine in 1943, which killed approximately 3 million people. One mans hero….

      • Tina says:

        Churchill was certainly no saint. Stalin also killed many, many millions of his own people, during and after WWII. I still agree with Jaded above. Europe, and the world (no “perhaps” for me) would be a far worse place if Churchill had either capitulated to Hitler in 1940 or failed to convince Roosevelt to enter the war in 1941/42.

  3. LB says:

    God Save the Queen!

  4. Jillian says:

    Friday the 13th

  5. Jane says:

    Don’t do it Liz! Don’t do it!

    • Yup, Me says:

      I like imagining that she walks into the room (doesn’t even get all the way in), looks at him, announces “He has been met.” and then turns around and walks back out.

      • IMUCU says:

        @Yup Me

        Lol, my husband said something similar or that he’d like her to come in and say “I’m not one for making jokes usually, but at times like these I yearn for the days when I could have said ‘Off with his head.’” And then walk out. :-p

  6. Hannah says:

    You should search “Trump Baby blimp” :D

  7. harla says:

    God Kaiser you always have the best photos of Trump!!! They seem to capture him perfectly!!

    • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

      He’s showing us the size of his d!ck in this pic, dontcha know??

      As I said in the PW post: I think protesters should line the mile long road, and should do so SILENTLY with their signs held TOWARD his procession to the palace, but with THEIR BACKS TOWARD the procession, as this will piss him off to the point where his head may explode! We all know that this buffoon loves attention of ANY kind, and if it’s a silent protest, well… I would love to see how agitated he gets at this!

      • Red Snapper says:

        NOT THIS! Trump doesn’t do subtle. He needs thousands of red faced angry screaming people waving signs, and giving him the finger. He knows what that means. Alas, the SS will probably carve out a route miles away from a single protester. British people, use your cunning to thwart this!!

      • KiddV says:

        When he sees protesters he Tweets that they’re his fans excited to see him. He doesn’t care if people are angry or hate him, he craves any attention, good or bad. I like the idea of a silent protest with backs turned. He wants people to look at him, to SEE him. If back are turned no can see him, he can’t claim they’re excited fans.

      • Nic919 says:

        Is there a way to make the streets of London totally empty? That would be the best way to get to him. I used to work with a narcissist and she loved all attention, good or bad. It only when I completely ignored her that it got to her.

  8. BlueSky says:

    I’m so sorry England…..

    • duchess of hazard says:

      Ehh, we have our own Trumpkins over here. The Tories are hellbent in turning the UK into a right wing banana republic on their own.

  9. Scarlett says:

    The queen is wearing a coral, almost orange dress in an article talking about her meeting Agent Orange….perfection!!

    Also, sorry queen, truly terribly sorry.

    • betty b says:

      Why do people think she isn’t perfectly happy to meet him?? After all, they both got where they are through inheritance, not through their own hard work. The Queen married a racist, her grandsons have shown racist proclivities, her son just said something racist to a woman and the Queen herself may be racist. We just don’t know.

      We do know that Harry reportedly said to give Trump a chance. Not surprising, when you look at his history and the history of the royal family.

      • Alix says:

        We know NOTHING about what Harry did or didn’t say, as the account is from Meghan’s liar father.

      • Tina says:

        The Queen danced with the president of Ghana at its independence celebrations, shocking white south Africans. She broke with Thatcher over the issue of sanctions on apartheid South Africa, the one and only time she has not followed her government in her entire reign. She is more progressive than any 92 year old I, for one, have ever met.

  10. Mel says:

    Oh God how is he going to insult the Queen of England on Twitter? Someone make this nightmare end.

    • Cran says:

      Friday 13 is also a new moon.

      “As the first phase of the moon cycle, the new moon phase holds special meaning for cultures around the world. It is often viewed as a symbol of new beginnings. This magical phase provides a reset where goals are renewed, desires are set, and new intentions are made.”

    • Alix says:

      He’ll address her by her first name, at the very least.

  11. Beth says:

    So sorry, Liz! Stay strong

  12. Masamf says:

    Does Trump wear dentures?

  13. RBC says:

    I still hope the Queen comes down with a “summer cold” and gets Princess Anne to fill in for her to meet 45. Then the corgis will go into protect the kingdom from the “invading flattened long hair guinea pig” on his head.
    Between Princess Anne’s death ray stink eye and the corgis, 45 would run screaming out of the castle

    • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

      😱 😱 Can you imagine ANNE meeting the fetid Orange???? She suffers NO fools… I would LOVE to hear what she’d say to him if (if?? what am I saying lololol. WHEN) he makes one of famous gaffes. She’d cut him into bite-sized pieces and feed him to the Corgis (who, in fairness, would probably turn up their noses as they are used to getting the best of everything! lolol)

  14. Sayrah says:

    Jeez, it’s awful when we can hope he only makes a cringe worthy faux pas instead of an international incident.

  15. April May says:

    I’d say Philip is a definite no. He’s retired and he only comes out for the ones that are really important to him. He didn’t do Trooping or Ascot so I would be very surprised if he met Trump. Mu guess is it’ll be the Queen only.

    • Cran says:

      Could be interesting if Prince Philip does come and makes one of his off colour remarks that would go over Trumps head. Queen Elizabeth might consider packing a snack for the Cheeto toddler. A couple of fish sandwiches from McDonalds, one of those 5 for $5 meals from KFC and a 7 Eleven Big Gulp Of Pepsi.

      • betty b says:

        I think Philip and Trump could have a nice chat about the supremacy of white folks. How can anyone think Philip, and maybe the Queen, are not racist as f?

      • Tina says:

        Well, Phil fought in the Royal Navy in WWII, which was unsegregated. Unlike all of the US forces in that conflict.

  16. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    Fellow USAians, sending flowers or a muffin basket after isn’t going to be enough. I’m thinking a diamond tennis bracelet.

  17. Giddy says:

    I’m so sorry Britain. I’m also horrified and embarrassed. But most of all I’m just so, so sorry that the scourge we unfondly sometimes refer as the orange shit-stain is visiting your “sceptered isle”. I would thank you for taking him off our hands for a few days, but it won’t matter. He will say or do something heinous while there. He’ll probably slap Theresa May and goose TQ. I’m so horribly sorry.

  18. Skylark says:

    Whatever. It’s her job. This is what she’s paid to do and hosting unpleasant people is a very small price to pay for decades of living it large on the public purse.

    I like the queen and all that but let’s stop with the pity party.

    • Rainbow says:

      Correct. She’s met with unsavoury characters in her long reign. The Creature in the White House is just another one off of a long list of dictators. She’s met Mugabe and Assad and Bolkia et al. She will live.

      • Alix says:

        I don’t think anyone on this thread really believes she’ll get the vapors. People often exaggerate for fun online.

    • insertpunhere says:

      No one should have to host Trump. I get that it’s her job, but I think other countries need to stop legitimizing his insane regime by meeting with him and pretending he’s not some crazed, quasi-dictator who is committing human rights violations.

  19. Escaped Convent says:

    I’m disgusted that she’s meeting the sick bastard at all. Why does she have to meet him? She’s the Queen! Can’t she do whatever she wants?

    As long as he gets treated like he’s special, it all continues. Does the Queen know what he’s doing to thousands of children right now? Would she like to see her grandchildren terrorized like this? She shouldn’t meet with him. It’s not right.

    • betty b says:

      Why do you think the Queen wouldn’t want to meet him? How has she shown she has different views than he has? Not snarking, I really want to know. Philip is a disgusting racist, and she was married to him for decades.

    • Elise says:

      Not only can she NOT do “whatever she wants,” she can’t do practically ANYTHING unless Parliament approves it. She is not ALLOWED to express her own opinion on political matters. She lives her entire life with people staring at her. So yes, she’s officially met all manner of loathesome people, but all the invitations are written by Downing Street.

  20. Nancy says:

    Like staring at the sun during the eclipse. He always does the inappropriate asshole thing. He will grab her shoulder or engage in chit chat. God Save the Queen.

    • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

      OMG can you imagine him grabbing her hand and pump/shake it like he did Trudeau’s????? Or not let go of it for 30 sec. like he did the Japanese PM??

      (Frankly, I hope the Corgis are in the room and start barking and nipping at him! lol)

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      TQ won’t have to say a word. babyfists per usual will talk non stop about himself. I’m guessing BP will put a strict time limit in place for the meeting.

      Also, I won’t be surprised if Grifter Barbie tags along thinking she will smooth out daddy’s rough edges. Of course she’ll be predictably attired in a skin tight, nipple broadcasting dress made in one of her sweat shops.

    • Elise says:

      He’ll throw candy at her and tell her, “Don’t say we never gave you anything.”

      I hope her security detail decides they’re explosive and reacts appropriately.

  21. Hoping says:

    I would pay to be in the Queen’s head, that day.

  22. HonkyTonk says:

    The British government has given state visits to Chinese President Xi Jinping, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Putin. Let’s have a little persepctive here. Trump has a greater repulsion factor because of what he is systematically destroying in terms of America history and foundation, but Britain has hosted far greater monsters in it’s time – even recent time.

    I know the UK media will never do it – I’m fast becoming a great fan of Michelle Wolff’s constant pointing out that all media are complicit in the state of the world – but I would love if they just entirely ignored the visit other than to say he visited and that is it. It would drive him nuts to be ignored so thoroughly.

    • Fran says:

      That is a very good point. That said I’ll still be taking to the streets to protest against his visit.

    • A says:

      I mean, Prince William met with Netanyahu recently. And let’s not forget, they belong to the same class of people who produced the likes of Boris “Never Seen A Comb” Johnson and Michael “Public Education Never Taught Me I’m A Waste Of Space” Gove. And there are plenty of aristocrats who outright supported UKIP and Nigel Farage (looking at you, Duke of Rutland). Camilla and Charles have been rather cozy with and getting tons of freebies from shady Middle Eastern royals-slash-dictators for years now. I don’t think they’re anybody to sit around sermonizing about Trump, quite frankly. The only thing they dislike is that he’s indiscreet and crass, but their civility is 100% a veneer and it hides some rather ugly truths about them.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree with this. The worst thing for a narcissist is no attention.

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    She can handle bad guys with class. Besides, she knows his world tour is coming to an end soon. Five Eyes!

  24. Lightpurple says:

    Windsor is a lovely little place. Should make for a fantastic setting for a protest.

  25. Anastasia says:

    Good God, I hope he doesn’t touch her.

  26. Becks1 says:

    I think it will be just the Queen. If they aren’t doing a full blown state visit, and he is only there for 2 days, and is planning a stop in Scotland – it seems easy enough to have one half-hour meeting with the queen, get the photo op, and then he’s off to see Theresa May. It seems like having it at Windsor is also being done purposely to cut down on crowds/protests and to eliminate other royals having to see him.

    Like has been said before on here the Queen has met many heads of state, not all of whom were/are great people, so I think she can hold her own with Trump. But I still feel for her.

  27. Tasha says:

    There will mass protests. I’m disgusted he is coming at all, I personally will be taking time off work to protest the visit. I’m looking forward to seeing how he is welcomed in Scotland if he visits his golf course.

  28. Chaine says:

    People of the U.K., we over here are so sooo sorry to put your queen through this.

  29. TeamAwesome says:

    I love her color game. That coral coat is gorgeous.
    I do hope Prince Charles or SOMEONE else is there as a buffer. I’m honestly afraid that he’ll manhandle her.

  30. joannie says:

    I read yesterday his approval rating is at an all time high. Shocking!! I think its very sad whats happening at the US border but there are countries in Europe that are doing much the same. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who love Trump in Western Canada. He’s certainly shaking things up and although I feel disgusted with his antics I do think things needed a shaking up.

    • A says:

      If there’s anyone in Canada who’s in love with Trump right now, then it’s just further proof that Trump’s fans are idiots who couldn’t figure out how to connect the dots if they had their hands held for them. Those tariffs are gonna hit, and they’re gonna hit *hard*, but I guess it’s a small price to pay for Trumpsters who would probably shoot their own foot off if he told them it would make them feel better and then thank him for it.

    • Becks1 says:

      No, his rating is at an all time low. It was at an all time high after the NK summit, then in the past two weeks it has plummeted again. I mean even being at an all time high for him isn’t very good.

      • joannie says:

        Sorry but you’re mistaken. I know its hard to believe but its true. There are many outlets saying so. He’s “hugely” popular in the business sector in the west. Business Insider has him at 47% approval. Same as other presidents around the same time in their presidency.

    • Sunglasses Aready says:

      Approval rating up!! SHAME ON THE USA.
      So when white europeans were fleeing oppression and came to America that was OK
      So when Africans where taken as slaves and treated as sub humans that was OK
      So when native Indians the original americans were banished and pushed from their lands and have no voice, that OK
      So now that people from Mexico and Honduras are fleeing oppression – its a problem. Why?
      So now that NFL players are taking the knee in protest of how afro americans are treated – its a problem. Why?
      So now that native americans are protesting the building of a pipeline through their land – ignored. Why? “DARKER shade OF SKIN”.
      So they agree with the separation of children/babies from mothers at the border. Hmm.
      So they agree to a US mother sending her child to school only for that child never to come back because of being shot dead from a gun. Hmm.
      So the parable is, if America cannot love and care for their own children – the message is they will never love and care for anyone else’s.
      AMERICA be DAMMED

      • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

        Really Sunglasses? And please tell us where you’re from, where your history is so pristine, and your leaders so very clean and honest?? Seriously, I’d consider moving there to live in Utopia!

      • Anastasia says:

        @Jan: What did Sunglasses say that was a lie, though?

    • betty b says:

      His approval just dropped 4% in one week. It is at 41%. Which disgusts me, as who are these people who approve of him? I mean, I know some, but 41%? We are a horrible people.
      After the lastest decisions from the stolen Supreme Court, I’m hoping for a blue exit. Look up the story called Blue Exit in the New Republic. Sounds like the best idea I’ve heard.

    • Nic919 says:

      Canadians who still think Dump is a good leader are utter morons because he is going to hurt Canada. The tariffs are going to make a lot of people suffer and while some of them will include Americans in the rust belt and farmers, Canadians won’t escape things entirely. Border cities are at huge risk and many industries will lose money.
      Dump is an enemy to Canada and does not have our interests at all. Frankly I would call Canadians who still support him traitors. And considering conservatives like Jason Kenney and Stephen Harper… and even Doug Ford have backed Trudeau on the tariffs issue tells you just how serious this is.

  31. Lady D says:

    I would love it if TQ ‘forgot’ to arrange paps to record this historic event. His head would absolutely explode if there was no photographic proof he could brag about. TQ would replace Harley Davidson as a traitor to him.
    Totally OT but I think the fact he feels betrayed by HD is freaking hilarious.

    • Christin says:

      He probably thinks bikers are going to side with him.

      A former VP who worked with him 20 years said that he cannot let go of a grudge. A little tap could result in a bazooka retaliation, she said.

      As for his visit, let’s see if he talks or tweets about how he wanted to date Diana.

  32. A says:

    Oh god. He’s gonna say something about the Queen on Twitter isn’t he. Oh my god. He’s gonna Thomas Markle this sh!t and it’s not gonna be pretty.

    I imagine Philip is going to be in pleasant company though.

    • Anastasia says:

      Yeah he’s probably going to claim that the Queen just LOVED him so much because she knows how GREAAAAT he is.

      Barf. He’s so predictable.

    • Tina says:

      Why are you all going on about Philip when Andrew is right there? He’s exactly the same as Trump: a teetotal, lazy, golf-loving misogynist womanising scumbag.

  33. Rachiesparrow says:

    I so wish I could go and wave a placard for the fat orange nazi baby dictator, but sadly I won’t be able to. Have you seen this though? I’m going to back it so it can go on a world tour. https://londonist.com/london/news/crowdfunding-for-inflatable-trump-baby-smashes-target

  34. Ruyana says:

    I am sorry in advance. He has no class, no manners, no empathy, no sense of decorum at all. He’s going to embarrass our country terribly.

  35. aqdgsbh says:

    Don’t worry, we’re waiting for him, hehe.

  36. Natalia says:

    Any other astrologers here? I’ve seen some good comments by others here in the past.

    This visit comes on the very day of the partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer (in the UK; it’s on July 12th in the U.S.). It triggers the United States chart and Donald Trump’s chart. To my mind, the timing of this visit is absolutely no accident. We shall see what it brings.

    Eclipses usually “bring something” and “take something away,” to be brief. I am sure there will be some private governmental meetings while The Dotard is there. We won’t know much about these, as usual except what they deign to tell us. I hope that The Dotard can squelch his dotard self long enough to do some good out of this.

    I’m very curious to see what these 3 eclipses this summer bring to our planet. There are 2 more this summer (instead of the usual 1 additional eclipse).
    Jul 12-13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer (the 12th in U.S.; 13th in U.K.)
    Jul 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo
    Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo

    • KiddV says:

      “Eclipses usually “bring something” and “take something away,” They bring darkness and take away light. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist. It was the perfect setup)

  37. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    He’s going on another taxpayer funded golfing trip. I once loved the game but he’s making me really despise it. I haven’t been near so much as a driving range since the election.

    Anyway, if he doesn’t chicken out of the meeting altogether he’ll make it short, hit up his homie May, and then get on up to Scotland to spend my money trying to make birdies.

  38. tmbg says:

    If I were her, I’d be constructing a good story about the whole royal family coming down with chicken pox or a plague of some sort. Donnie would run away screaming since he’s so paranoid about everything.

    England, I’m sorry you have to deal with our trash. It’s not right to pollute a beautiful country like that.

  39. Wood Dragon says:

    Ugh. Just ugh.
    Give him hell, Brits.

  40. Lydia says:

    Windsor isn’t that far from London. The protesters will be ready.

  41. Burdzeyeview says:

    We Scots got th measure of him when he was throwing his considerable weight around th menie estate trying to force residents off their land…enabled it has to be said by th Scottish government who overturned aberdeen councils decision not to allow his golf course to go ahead. I still can’t believe this obnoxious bully is th POTUS. However th queen has met some of th most odious leaders in th world including Mugabe so I’m sure shel be able to handle him….

  42. Jessica says:

    People need to calm down. This isn’t a fun and personal meeting, they are both Head of State. It would be like blowing off 325 million Americans. She has met every single US President under her reign.

    I don’t take it personally. Trump has met other Kings and Queens. He just met with the King of Jordan and Spain and no one cared.

  43. LittlefishMom says:

    I feel for her. Poor woman.

  44. Jayne Birkinb says:

    The no-media at Windsor is the best idea. One way to divert attention would be a major alternative event for the media to attend. Perhaps Meghan and Kate together, giant hats and gorgeous day dress, giant smiles, and a humorous speech presented in tandem by Wills and Harry for a roundly respected charity, surrounded by A-list celebrities. Followed by a white tie evening dinner, with tiaras and drool-over evening gowns.

    And no Trumps in sight.