Update: Trumps, royals dine on lamb at Buckingham Palace
By The Associated Press06/03/19, 20:32
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe (all times local):
President Donald Trump is being treated to a meal of lamb at a banquet in his honor at Buckingham Palace.
Rounding out Monday’s dinner are courses of halibut with watercress mousse, strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream, assorted fresh fruits, and coffee and petit fours.
Musical selections include works by Handel, American composer Aaron Copland and singer-songwriter and U.K. natives Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.
“Tonight” from the American musical “West Side Story” is also on the program.
Trump and his wife, Melania, are at the dinner with the president’s four adult children.
Among the royals in attendance are Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, and Prince William and his wife, Kate.
President Donald Trump says the liberation of millions from tyranny in World War II “forever sealed” the bond between the United Kingdom and United States.
Trump and Queen Elizabeth II exchanged toasts at Buckingham Palace before about 170 guests at an elaborate state dinner held Monday in honor of the president and first lady.
Trump says their nations have common values that will unite them long into the future, including freedom, sovereignty and self-determination.
The queen told Trump that security and a shared heritage link the U.S. and U.K. She says “tonight we celebrate an alliance that has helped to ensure the safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades, and which I believe will endure for many years to come.”
The state banquet in London is a family affair for the Trumps.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were joined by the president’s four adult children.
Senior White House official Ivanka Trump was joined by her husband Jared Kushner, who also works in the West Wing.
Donald Trump Jr. was there with brother Eric Trump and his wife Lara, a Trump campaign official, who is expecting the couple’s second child.
A tuxedo-clad Eric Trump tweeted before the dinner that the U.K. is “a very special place” and that it was “an honor for our family to be hosted by Her Majesty.”
The president’s youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, was also in attendance.