Britain’s Prince Harry will join Queen Elizabeth II at a private lunch with Donald Trump and his wife Melania next month, CNN has learned.
The lunch takes place on the first day of the US President’s state visit to the UK.
Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is not expected to attend. She has not resumed public engagements since the birth of their son Archie Harrison.
Historically, Harry has only participated in the state visit by Spain’s monarch, where he accompanied the Spanish delegation to Westminster Abbey. CNN’s royal source says that going forward, they hope to see the Sussexes participate in more state events.
Buckingham Palace on Friday also revealed the schedule for Trump’s three-day visit, which starts on June 3.
The President and first lady will be officially welcomed at Buckingham Palace in London by the Queen, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Trump will receive a Ceremonial Welcome in the palace garden, and then inspect the guard of honor, made up of Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards, with Charles. Meanwhile, royal gun salutes will be fired in nearby Green Park, and at the Tower of London.
The Queen will then host a private lunch for her guests before inviting them to view a specially curated exhibition at the Picture Gallery. The display will be comprised of items from the Royal Collection of historical importance to the United States.
In the afternoon, Trump and Melania alongside Andrew, Duke Of York, will head to Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and take a tour of the World Heritage site. Later — as exclusively reported by CNN earlier this week — the Trumps will join Charles and Camilla for tea at their residence at Clarence House.
The first day will culminate in a lavish state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
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