Trump Left Out Of Queens Speech


US President Donald Trump’s planned state visit to Britain later this year got no mention in Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to parliament on Wednesday, raising doubts about whether it will go ahead.

The omission follows media reports that Trump no longer wants to come because of British public opposition to the visit, after a petition to cancel it received more than 1.8 million signatures.

It is customary for the monarch to list state visits in the annual speech, and Queen Elizabeth mentioned one such visit coming up next month by Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

The Queens speech ignored the invitation to Trump, which was widely criticized in Britain as an attempt by Prime Minister Theresa May to curry favor with the president during his first year in office.


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