Cape Town – Queen Elizabeth met U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon.
According to The Royal Family’s official Twitter account, Queen Elizabeth has met with three other presidents of the U.S. at the castle, most recently former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
Her Majesty has received three other Presidents of the United States at Windsor in recent times. In 1982 President Reagan and Mrs Reagan visited the Castle. pic.twitter.com/beNjQQON9m— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2018
The Queen has met 11 serving U.S. presidents during her reign.
During the course of her reign The Queen has met eleven serving US Presidents.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2018
Upon the queen's arrival Britain's national anthem was played by the Royal Guard, followed by a royal salute and the U.S. national anthem.
The National Anthem is played at Windsor Castle as The Queen arrives. pic.twitter.com/M0BeEKtLVT— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2018
A Guard of Honour gives a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem is played by the band formed of personnel from the Coldstream and Grenadier Guards. pic.twitter.com/1auIDsnENY— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2018
Queen Elizabeth welcomed the president and Melania in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle where they inspected the Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards.
The Queen and the President inspect the Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards. pic.twitter.com/bqQPZPqM0W— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 13, 2018
Following the inspection POTUS and FLOTUS joined the queen for tea.
The president and his wife were given a red carpet welcome by British Prime Minister Theresa May with a gala dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night.
On Friday morning, POTUS held talks and a working lunch with May at her country retreat of Chequers, after excoriating her Brexit strategy, while Melania took time out during the couple's four-day visit to Britain to meet veterans and make paper flowers with schoolchildren.
The First Lady also played a game of bowls, engaging with gusto despite being in high heels, as she took part in a spouses' event hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May's husband Philip.