Donald Trump's Controversial U.K. Visit Confirmed

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While not a formal state visit, the trip is expected to include a meeting with the Queen.

After several months of back and forth and an outpouring of opposition to the move, Donald Trump looks set to visit the U.K. this summer. 

The trip was agreed to by Trump and British prime minister Theresa May in Davos, their first meeting since he canceled a visit to London earlier this month and almost two months after he infamously retweeted anti-Islamic videos by far-right group Britain First. The working visit will come without the pomp and ceremony of an official state visit, but, according to The Times, is likely to include a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.

Trump and May had a 15-minute meeting in Davos during which the president played down any talk of a rift, saying "we love your country" and that they "like each other a lot."

Whenever it takes place, Trump's U.K. visit is expected to result in huge protests, with many in the press speculating that they would be the biggest since the anti-war demonstrations against the Iraq War in 2003, which were the largest in British history. 

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