Queen Elizabeth said she was ‘delighted’ to welcome the Trumps to Buckingham Palace this evening to celebrate ‘the longstanding friendship’ between the US and UK.
President Donald Trump returned the favour by calling the Monarch a ‘great, great woman’ before they sat down for a lavish meal of lamb and strawberry sable.
The Trump dynasty kicked off the night by mingling with the Royal Family at the swanky state banquet organized by the Queen to honour the President.
Donald and Melania are joined by four out of his five children for a night where industry chiefs rather than stars have joined together.
During her welcome toast, the Queen also mentioned the US and UK’s ‘strong cultural links and shared heritage’ and said the two nations were ‘bound by the strength and breadth of our economic ties’. She continued:
“Mr President, as we look to the future, I am confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us.
“Tonight we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come.’
The Queen finished by inviting the room to raise a toast to the ‘continued friendship between our two nations, and to the health, prosperity and happiness of the people of the US.’
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