Toasting Trump, Queen Elizabeth lays out state banquet welcome
Donald Trump will enjoy all the trappings of a state banquet when the U.S. president is received by Queen Elizabeth on Monday.
While this is the first time Trump and his wife Melania have experienced a royal British banquet, the queen is used to such occasions.
It is the 113th time Queen Elizabeth has hosted a state visit.
State visit invitations are extended by the government, but the queen acts as host.
After being greeted at Buckingham Palace with a cannon salute and marching Guards band, Trump will have a private lunch with the monarch and tea with her son Prince Charles before the state banquet in the evening.
Elizabeth will give a speech and a toast, and Trump will also be expected to say a few words ahead of the banquet.