President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, June 3, during a three-day visit to Britain that’s meant to strengthen ties between the two nations.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Buckingham Palace in Marine One, landing on a lawn where they were greeted by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. They received a royal gun salute as they walked to the palace where the queen greeted the president with a smile.

President Donald Trump stands with Queen Elizabeth II, with First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (R), at Buckingham Palace, on June 3, 2019, in London. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waits to greet President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they walk up the steps with Britain's Prince Charles, right, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, left, during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, Monday, June 3, 2019 on the opening day of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II waits to greet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they walk up the steps with Britain’s Prince Charles (upper R), and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L) during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, on June 3, 2019, on the opening day of a three-day state visit to Britain. (Frank Augstein/AP Photo)

The agenda for Trump’s weeklong journey is mostly ceremonial: a state visit and the audience with the queen, D-Day commemoration ceremonies on both sides of the English Channel, and his first presidential visit to Ireland, which will include a stay at his coastal golf club.

President Donald Trump walks with Prince Charles and first lady Melania Trump walks with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, after arriving at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump with Prince Charles and First Lady Melania Trump with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, after arriving at Buckingham Palace, on June 3, 2019, in London. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

During a ceremony welcoming him to Buckingham Palace, Trump and Prince Charles inspected the Guard of Honor formed by the Grenadier Guards wearing the traditional bearskin hats. Royal gun salutes were fired Monday from nearby Green Park and from the Tower of London as part of the pageantry accompanying an official state visit, one of the highest honors Britain can bestow on a foreign leaders.

Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, arrives at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Marine One, with President Donald Trump aboard, arrives at Buckingham Palace, on June 3, 2019, in London. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)
FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump inspect the Guard of Honour, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Like a bull who keeps going back to the china shop, Trump is returning to Europe.  (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump inspect the Guard of Honor, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, on July 13, 2018. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)

President Trump will also make his first presidential visit to Ireland on Wednesday. He will spend two nights at his golf club in Doonbeg, which sits above the Atlantic. After Dublin balked at holding a meeting there, a deal was struck for the president to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at Shannon Airport.

The centerpiece of the president’s visit will be two days to mark the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, D-Day anniversary, likely the last significant commemoration most veterans of the battle will see. The anniversary events will begin in Portsmouth, England, where the invasion was launched, and then move to Normandy, France, where Allied forces began to recapture Western Europe from the Nazis.

President Donald Trump salutes an honor guard as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
President Donald Trump salutes an honor guard as he and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, on June 3, 2019 at the start of a three-day state visit to Britain. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)
U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson, right, and Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, center, chat as they wait for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson (R), and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (C), chat as they wait for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to arrive at Stansted Airport in England, on June 3, 2019, at the start of a three-day state visit to Britain. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)
President Donald Trump salutes an honor guard as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
President Donald Trump salutes an honor guard as he and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, on June 3, 2019 at the start of a three-day state visit to Britain. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)