Trump heaps praise on May's handling of Brexit

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Updated 5:59 a.m. ET, June 5, 2019
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5:14 a.m. ET, June 4, 2019

Protesters prepare to follow Trump

A Trump robot is set up in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday morning.
A Trump robot is set up in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday morning. CNN

Anti-Trump activists will kick off a day of protests this morning, by flying the "Trump Baby" blimp outside the Houses of Parliament.

The day's main rally will begin in Trafalgar Square at 11 a.m (6 a.m. ET), with protesters heading towards Downing Street to voice their displeasure at Trump's welcome in the UK, though they will not be allowed to march along Whitehall past the entrance of Downing Street.

Aside from the blimp, the protest will also feature a 16-foot robot version of Trump sitting on the toilet and tweeting, which has already been wheeled into position.

Organizers hope the protests will rival last year's demonstrations, when huge crowds of people took to the streets to protest against the President's working visit.

Trump tweeted on Monday evening: "Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them."

3:45 a.m. ET, June 4, 2019

What's on Trump's itinerary on Tuesday?

After a ceremonial welcome, a state banquet and a spot of tea with the royals on day one, the focus of Donald Trump's state visit to the UK shifts to politics on day two.

The President will join outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May for a breakfast meeting alongside the Duke of York and senior UK and US business leaders at St. James's Palace.

Then he'll head to Downing Street for talks with May, followed by a live press conference.

This evening, the Trumps will host a reciprocal dinner for the royals at Winfield House, the US Ambassador's London residence in Regent's Park, where they are staying during their trip.

The couple will be hoping to avoid getting too close to anti-Trump protests, which will be taking place across London throughout the day.

Activists plan to hound the US President, following him as he moves from meeting to meeting. And yes, the Trump Baby blimp will be back...

4:38 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

Our coverage is concluding for the evening, but we'll be back early tomorrow

Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The rest of tonight's state dinner is closed to press, and the Trumps will retire for the evening once it concludes.

As a result, our live coverage will conclude for the evening.

We'll be back early Tuesday morning ahead of President Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May and business leaders. Soon after, he'll head to Downing Street for an official bilateral meeting with May and other members of her team, followed by a press conference.

We'll air that live.

For a recap of today's events, see our story: Trump's UK visit gets off to a booming start with guns, guards and insults.

4:13 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

Here's who is seated next to who at tonight's state banquet

Some seating pairings of note:

  • Ivanka Trump was seated between the Liam Fox, the U.K. secretary of state for international trade, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
  • Tiffany Trump was seated between HSBC chairman Mark Tucker and Edward Young, the queen's private secretary.
  • Eric Trump was seated between Dame Vivian Hunt and Janet Tucker.
  • Laura Trump was seated between Lord Hague of Richmond and Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden. 
  • Kellyanne Conway was seated between Prince Edward and Alex Younger, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.
  • Mick Mulvaney was seated between the Secretary of State for Defense Penny Mordaunt and Prince Andrew.
  • Steve Mnuchin was between Philip Hammond, Chancellor of Exchequer and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
  • Louise Linton was seated between Jon Stanton, chief executive of The Weir Group. and General Sir Nicholas Carter.
  • Emma Doyle was seated next to Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester.

Here's a list of notable attendees:

  • Duke of Cambridge
  • The Prime Minister
  • Amb. Johnson
  • The Duchess of Cornwall
  • The President of the United States of America
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Prince of Wales
  • Mrs. Trump
  • The Lord Speaker
  • The Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond
  • Rt. Hon Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin
  • Duchess of Cambridge
  • Sec. Mnuchin
  • Eric Trump
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Lara Trump
  • Jared Kushner
  • Tiffany Trump 
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Kellyanne Conway
  • John Bolton
  • British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
  • The Earl of Wessex
  • Dan Scavino
  • Stephanie Grisham
  • Sarah Sanders
  • Steven Miller 
  • Mick Mulvaney
  • Louise Linton
  • Chris Ruddy
  • Sir Kim Darroch
  • Lady Darroch
  • Duchess of Gloucester
  • The British defense and foreign ministers 

4:37 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

President Trump hails "great, great woman" Queen Elizabeth in toast

From CNN's Kevin Liptak

President Trump hailed Queen Elizabeth II as a "great, great woman" during a toast from Buckingham Palace on Monday.

Hailing her work as a mechanic during World War II, Trump cast the monarch as a symbol of British strength and endurance.

"As we honor our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into future: freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reference for the rights given to us by almighty God."

"From the second world war to today, her majesty has stood as a constant symbol of these priceless traditions," Trump said at the start of a state banquet. "She has embodied the spirit of dignity, duty, and patriotism that beats proudly in every British heart."

Watch the toast:

4:43 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

Here's what Melania Trump is wearing tonight

From CNN's Betsy Klein


Melania Trump is wearing a Dior Haute Couture ivory silk crepe gown with silk tulle detail, per Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for the East Wing.

Her hair is pulled back.

White, it should be noted, seemed to be the theme of the night. Her Majesty the Queen; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are all dressed in white for the state dinner.

Watch more:

4:51 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

Queen Elizabeth hails the US-UK alliance and references Trump's Scottish heritage in welcome remarks

Queen Elizabeth welcomed President Trump and the first lady with a speech.

"Visits by American presidents always remind us of the close and long standing friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States," the Queen said, adding she was "glad that we have another opportunity to demonstrate the immense importance that both our countries attach to our relationship."

She spoke of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, noting, "On that day and many occasions since, the armed forces of both our countries fought side by side to defend our cherished values of liberty and democracy."

The Queen added that the anniversary "reminds us of all that our countries have achieved together."

Citing Trump's Scottish ancestry, the Queen reminded the President that he too has a "particular connection to this country."

"Mr. President, as we look to the future, I'm confident that our common values and shared interests will continue to unite us. Tonight, we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come," she said.

Watch more:

3:57 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

From steamed halibut to Windsor lamb, here's what they're eating at the state dinner

US President Trump will be served three course meal at the State banquet at Buckingham Palace this evening, including fresh fruit, coffee and petit fours according to the Press Association.

 Here's the full run down of the menu:

  • Steamed fillet of halibut with watercress mousse, asparagus spears and chervil sauce.
  • Saddle of new season Windsor lamb with herb stuffing, spring vegetables, port sauce.
  • Strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream.
  • Selection of assorted fresh fruits.
  • Coffee and petit fours.

And these are the wines:

  • Windsor Great Park 2014
  • Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot” 2014
  • Domaine Duc de Magenta
  • Monopole Clos de la Chapelle, Louis Jadot 
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 
  • 1er Cru Classe, Pauillac
  • Hambledon Classic Cuvee Rose NV

3:49 p.m. ET, June 3, 2019

The Trumps and the Queen arrive at the state dinner

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump just arrived at the State Dinner at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walked in with the two leaders.