London( CNN) There will be a fancy dinner at the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a meeting with the Queen when Donald Trump makes his first official visit to the UK next week. But the US President will expend hardly any time in London, minimise the risk of awkward encounters with angry protesters.
The event will begin with a military ceremony featuring the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards in the spectacular Great Court. The music will have an American flavor, with the “Liberty Fanfare” and the “National Emblem” choose alongside “Amazing Grace.”
When a date for the UK trip — billed as a “working visit” rather than a nation occasion — was finally confirmed
last month, it ended a months-long back-and-forth over when Trump would at last pay a call on America’s closest ally.