President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom will not be considered an official 'state visit'. Due to the controversy surrounding America's 45th President, British diplomats are working to officially downgrade the nature of his visit to the United Kingdom to that of a 'working visit'. In this pared down visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II will not receive the American President according to the Evening Standard. In addition, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has stated his opposition to the U.S. President addressing Parliament .
Diplomats are discussing plans for a “working visit” by the US president that will be shorn of the pomp and flummery of a full-blown State Visit. And instead of a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship, it is likely to form part of a tour of several countries by Mr Trump. The downgrading of Mr Trump’s first trip as President to the UK follows the huge controversy when Theresa May tried to steal a march on other world leaders by offering a State Visit as guest of the Queen that was intended to take place this summer, breaching a convention that the honour is usually reserved for a president’s second term. (The Evening Standard)