Video: Day 1 of U.S. State Visit

Yesterday marked the first day of President Donald Trump’s State Visit to London.



The first day of the visit saw the President and First Lady land at London Stansted aboard Air Force One in the morning.

They then travelled by helicopter aboard Marine One, landing in the Buckingham Palace gardens.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall escorted the President and First Lady to the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace where they were greeted by The Queen. 

UK and US National Anthems were played before a Royal salute and inspection of the Guard of Honour by President Trump and The Prince of Wales. 

Following a private lunch, The Queen and other members of the Royal Family escorted their guests around an exhibition of items from the Royal Collection which celebrated the enduring relationship between the US and the UK.

Later in the afternoon, The Duke of York accompanied the President and First Lady to Westminster Abbey where they laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, a tradition for visiting Heads of State. 

Having greeted their guests on the lawn of Buckingham Palace earlier in the day, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed the President and First Lady to their official residence in London – Clarence House.

The lavish finale of the first day of the State Visit was a State Banquet held in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace. 

During the banquet, both The Queen and President Trump gave speeches.

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.’

Watch the highlights from the first day of the State Visit below: