Queen Elizabeth and President Donald Trump have finally met.
After more than a year of back-and-forth about whether he would be heading to the U.K. for an official visit, the president — along with First Lady Melania Trump — met the Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday. The castle was recently the site of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding. (The royal couple didn’t extend an invitation to Trump — or any politician — for their May 19 nuptials.)
The Trumps were welcomed at the Quadrangle of the castle, where a Guard of Honor gave a royal salute and the U.S. national anthem was played. The Queen and President Trump inspected the Guard of Honor before watching the military march past. The president and first lady then joined the Queen inside the castle for afternoon tea.
Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of London — about 20 miles from Windsor Castle — against Trump’s U.K. visit on Friday. His meeting with the Queen is not a full-blown state visit, complete with the pomp and ceremony of a Buckingham Palace meeting and military welcome.
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