President Trump is unconcerned about Theresa May’s political troubles and only wants to meet the Queen on his state visit to the UK next month.
A Whitehall official has told the Times that the US President and his entourage are “relaxed” about the political uncertainty in the UK - and more interested in meeting Her Majesty.
“They seem delightfully oblivious to what is going on to be honest,” the official told the paper.
President Trump will visit the UK on June 3.
Under the current arrangements, he is due to hold a series of bilateral meetings in Downing Street with the prime minister two days later.
However, it is unclear at this moment, with fevered speculation about Mrs May’s political future, who could be the PM on that date.
Westminster has been buzzing for the last 24 hours that Mrs May, who has already said she will leave Number 10, is about to step down amid huge opposition to her Brexit plan.
The latest rumours suggest she will resign after the results of the European elections, where the Conservatives are expected to fare badly in the face of a surge from other parties including Nigel Farage’s Brexit party.
According to tradition, a state banquet hosted by the Queen will take place on the first evening of the president’s visit.
There are usually around 150 guests for such a banquet.
President Trump will be accompanied by his wife, Melania.
American media have reported that the President will also be accompanied by his children and spouses, including, Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, Tiiffany Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump and his wife Lara.
It has also been confirmed that Trump will meet Prince Charles for afternoon tea during his visit at Clarence House, the Prince’s official residence.
The president will also attend a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Portsmouth on June 5 to mark 75 years since the historic day.
Other details of his visit remain to be confirmed however.
House of Commons speaker John Bercow has stated he would be “strongly opposed” to accommodating the President at the Commons.
It will be Trump’s second visit to the UK as President.