Melania Trump yellow gown at Blenheim Palace

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

While it is not unusual for heads of state to visit Windsor Castle or meet the UK Prime Minister in her country home, it is quite unusual for an American president not to spend any time in London.

During the dinner, they reaffirmed their strong alliance and vowed to jointly fight against terrorism and Russian aggression.

Trump's trip is the latest installment of the "special relationship" the U.S. and United Kingdom share, which has been a decades-long diplomatic and political bond.

The main national demonstration, "Together Against Trump", is planned in London for 2 p.m. Friday.

May contacted Trump days after he was inaugurated, extending the invitation for a coveted state visit that would be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, but that gesture has proved far more controversial than expected as Trump has shown little interest in maintaining "diplomacy as usual" with European allies. Their first stop was to the ambassador's official residence at Winfield House in London, while being carefully protected from protesters. But Britain said European Union nationals should be able to travel visa-free to Britain for tourism or "temporary business", and there should be measures allowing young people and students to work and study in Britain.

Outside the mansion, near Oxford to the northwest of London, a couple of thousand demonstrators lined the road and booed Trump's arrival, one of over 100 protests police expect to take place during his four-day trip.

The Metropolitan Police will be responsible for the protection and security of the USA president and will also try to ensure lawful protests can be staged.

On Friday night, the president will travel to Scotland, Turnberry, the South Ayrshire golf resort he bought in 2014.

"Tonight there will be protests, tomorrow there will be protests".

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Dick said they will be linked through to units at the same level in sectors such as the intelligence world. They will be doing that in concert with the Civil Aviation Authority, the US Air Force and the RAF. Organizers have been given permission to float a giant balloon depicting Mr. Trump as a baby and they've already declared victory by noting that the President is largely avoiding London during his visit.

The US President arrives after giving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders a tongue-lashing in Brussels over defence spending and controversial comments about Britain being in "turmoil".

Just hours after May's foreign minister, Boris Johnson, resigned and complained that the Brexit dream was being suffocated, Trump said he might speak to him during the trip.

It was "up to the people" whether or not they want May to stay as Prime Minister, he added.

A leaflet for a protest against Donald Trump is seen amongst Labour party flags at the Solidarity Tent at Labour Live, White Hart Lane, Tottenham on June 16, 2018 in London, England.

A small demonstration is expected to take place near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on Thursday, the venue for Trump's black-tie dinner with May on Thursday evening.

"There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the USA and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", May said ahead of the visit.

"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".

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