President Donald Trump is making his first-ever state visit to the U.K. next week, and the trip across the pond will be full of royal pageantry, D-Day commemorations — and protests.
In addition to marking the 75th anniversary of the historic Normandy landing, Trump will meet with members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth, as well as the Prime Minister Theresa May to celebrate the U.S. alliance with the U.K.
He will also visit France and Ireland during his four-day tour of Europe.
Here is what we know about the trip.
1. Where Is He Going and for How Long?
Trump arrives in the U.K. on Monday and will be there for a three-day visit. During his stay, he will travel to London and Portsmouth in England, and then on Wednesday he reportedly heads to the Shannon Airport and Doonbeg Hotel in Ireland.
In England, he will attend a mix of ceremonial events marking his visit as well as political engagements, including a bilateral meeting with May, the departing prime minister. He will likewise meet with Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar.
On Thursday, he will go to France for another round of D-Day commemorations and meetings, including with President Emmanuel Macron.
2. Who Will Come with Him?
The president will be joined on the trip by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
He will also reportedly be accompanied for at least part of the trip by his adult children and their spouses: Ivanka, 37, and her husband Jared Kushner, 38, (both of whom are senior aides) as well as Donald Trump Jr., 41, Tiffany, 25, Eric Trump, 35, and Eric’s wife, Laura, 36.
Speaking with reporters on Thursday, ahead of the state visit, administration officials declined to confirm who from Trump’s family might join him in the U.K. or why they might travel with him.
3. Will There Be Protests?
Yes. For example, demonstrators reportedly plan to take over Trafalgar Square in central London.
Funds are being raised by the Facebook group “Together Against Trump – Stop the State Visit” to fly a giant balloon of a baby Trump, similar to last year, when the president made a working visit to the U.K.
“This is about sending a strong message that people in the U.K. don’t accept the divisive right-wing policies that Trump stands for, and that inviting him for a state visit is totally inappropriate,” the Stop Trump Coalition said in a statement.