A state visit is a formal event normally made by her majesty, The Queen, and is given to the heads of states. The Queen also acts as the host and have her guests stay in either the Windsor Castle or The Buckingham palace. According to recent reports, the British Parliament is debating on whether they should proceed with the invitation for U.S. President, Donald Trump. According to reports, the mayor of London is also in support with making sure that President Trump doesn't get that grand red carpet welcome.
Withdrawal Of The Invitation Has Collected 1.8 Million Signatures As Of Sunday
Though the needed signatures to withdraw the invitation for the U.S. President is only 100,000, the parliament, according to reports, have already gathered 1.8 million signatures. As the petitions declaimed, President trump shouldn't be invited for an official state visit as it would cause a great deal of humiliation to the now seated ruler, Queen Elizabeth.
Sadiq Khan, London's Mayor, also stated that he agrees to the petition because of the "immigration ban" Donald Trump authenticated to prevent travelers from seven Muslim countries in entering the United States due to a potential "threat to national security."
"In those circumstances, we shouldn't be rolling out the red carpet," Sadiq stated. Campaigners have also set up a protest against President Trump's visit; for according to participants, Trump is creating division, discrimination and hatred.
State Visits Hosted By The Queen
The state visits will be hosted by the Queen and is held for several days, this will also be comprised of carriage rides to the Buckingham Palace accompanied by the British Army and a formal dinner. The Grand Event may also include a visit and speeches at the House of Parliament. According to history, only two U.S. Presidents were given the privilege to attend the state visits, which include George W. Bush in 2003 and Barack Obama in 2011.