The details of US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK have been pretty scant as Downing Street doles out the information, piece by piece. When asked about the state visit, all they could confirm was that an “invitation has been extended” to the President and that he had “accepted” it, but they did not confirm a date when it would be taking place and they didn’t provide any more details, but did say that such details would be announced “in due course.”

What kind of state visit will it be? Will it be a formal one, in which he would get to meet the Queen (who has pointed out that she can legally kill him)? Will Trump get to address Parliament against the wishes of House of Commons Speaker John Bercow? Will it just be an informal visit to open the new American embassy that’s being moved to an £800 million complex in Battersea? So many questions and so few answers.

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Protests are expected during any state visit

During any state visit that Trump takes to the UK, protests and disruption are expected to spread like wildfire. The London borough of Greenwich has already banned Trump from setting foot in the area, calling him “bigoted” and saying that he stands against their values of mending divisions – instead, he seeks to create them.