Trump Accepts Queen Elizabeth II's Invitation for U.K. State Visit

The president is set to visit the U.K. June 3-5, less than a year after his non-state visit sparked major protests across the country.

Donald Trump's postponed state visit to the U.K. is now set to go ahead in June. 

The news was confirmed on Tuesday by Buckingham Palace, which said the president had accepted an invitation by Queen Elizabeth II and would visit the U.K., accompanied by Melania Trump, June 3-5. 

The state visit – a formal trip involving extensive ceremony and time with the British monarch – was first discussed shortly after Trump's inauguration but caused considerable controversy, with British politicians debating whether or not to welcome the president.

When he traveled to the U.K. in July 2018 on an official but non-state visit, an estimated 250,000 people took to the streets in protest, and an inflatable "Trump Baby" generated headlines around the world.

The news of the rescheduled state visit has sparked calls for further protest.