January 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Updated: January 27, 2017 3:15 pm

Donald Trump accepts Queen Elizabeth’s invitation for a state visit

WATCH: British Prime Minister Theresa May said during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump Friday that she is delighted the president and the first lady has accepted the Queen’s invitation to pay a state visit.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has invited U.S. President Donald Trump for a state visit later this year and he has accepted, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

May was speaking at a news conference in Washington during the first visit to the White House by a foreign leader since Trump’s inauguration a week ago.

Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who share an unusual bond as the products of anti-establishment uprisings, sat down on Friday for a difficult search for unity on NATO, Russia and trade. The meeting marked Trump’s first with a foreign leader since taking power a week ago, and could go a long way toward determining how crucial Trump considers the traditional “special relationship” between the two countries.

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