After lunch with the Queen and other senior royals, the queen gave the Trumps a guided tour of artefacts of American historical interest from the royal collection. She also showed him some of her family’s golfing memorabilia in a nod to the president who owns two Scottish golf courses. The queen’s second son Prince Andrew then accompanied him to Westminster Abbey, coronation church of English monarchs for 1,000 years where he laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, before tea with Prince Charles at his home, Clarence House.
The day culminated with a lavish banquet at Buckingham Palace, where men wore white tie coats with tails and women evening gowns.
The exclusive array of guests dined on a menu of Windsor lamb and strawberry sable. In the opulent Buckingham Palace ballroom, the US president, First Lady Melania Trump and four of Mr Trump’s five children were part of the 170 strong guest list treated to steamed fillet of halibut with watercress mousse, asparagus spears and chervil sauce.
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‘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.’ This evening, a State Banquet was held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace in honour of the State Visit of the President and Mrs Trump. In her speech at the banquet, The Queen spoke of the mutual aims and beliefs of both countries, saying, ‘Mr President, as we look to the future, I am confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us.’ The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York and The Earl and Countess of Wessex also attended the banquet. 📸 Press Association
It was followed by saddle of new season Windsor lamb, with herb stuffing, spring vegetables and port sauce. Guests enjoyed a range of wines including Château Lafite Rothschild 1990, which is sold for up to £1,400 a bottle - the average monthly wage in the UK. The menu was chosen from four possible alternatives presented to the Queen by royal chefs. Mr Trump is known to have a sweet tooth so is likely to enjoy the pudding - strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream - made of crisp biscuits, smooth pastry cream and fresh strawberries.
Sixteen members of the Windsors attended the lavish sit-down supper – the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Other guests included the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
Heir to the throne Charles, who had tea with Mr Trump earlier on Monday, sat next to Mrs Trump, while Camilla sat on the other side of the president and next to US Ambassador Woody Johnson. William was placed between Prime Minister Theresa May and Mr Johnson’s wife Suzanne Ircha while the Duchess of Cambridge was seated between US Secretary of the Treasury Steven T Mnuchin and the Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin.
Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka was seated in-between renowned Brexiteer Liam Fox MP and Sophie Wessex, while her husband Jared Kushner was seated next to Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney and Princess Anne. The state banquet takes place on the first night of a state visit. The guests include members of the government, diplomatic corps and other important figures connected with the visiting nation.Read More