Following the NATO summit meeting in Brussels, President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle, joining several former sitting presidents who have visited the longest reigning monarch since her coronation in 1952.
Of the 11 U.S. presidents who held office since 1952, former President Lyndon B. Johnson was the only one to never cross paths with the Queen.
The Queen will welcome Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Windsor Castle Friday, where they will watch a military march before having tea, Buckingham Palace announced.
According to the New York Times, thousands of people are expected to protest Trump’s visit.
During a NATO press conference Thursday, Trump was asked about the mass demonstrations. “I think they like me a lot in the U.K. I think they agree with me on immigration. I’m very strong on immigration,” he said.
Photos of U.S. presidents meeting the Queen
President Harry Truman (Oct. 31, 1951)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Oct. 17, 1957)
John F. Kennedy (June 15, 1961)
Richard Nixon (Feb. 15, 1969)
Gerald Ford (July 17, 1976)
Jimmy Carter (May 7, 1977)
Ronald Reagan (June 7, 1982)
George H. W. Bush (June 1, 1989)
Bill Clinton (June 4, 1994)
George W. Bush (Nov. 21, 2003)
Barack Obama (May 24, 2011)
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