LONDON CALLING: The Trumps have touched down in London. After a week that began with NATO talks in Brussels, and other local engagements, the pair emerged from Air Force One for a three-day visit to the U.K., where they are set to meet Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May.
Melania Trump arrived in a fitted taupe dress by British designer Roland Mouret, which she paired with nude Christian Louboutin pumps and a thin red belt to match her husband’s signature red tie. This time, he chose striped red-and-navy blue neckwear, in a nod to the Union Jack.
The pair was greeted by U.S. ambassador Woody Johnson — and growing unease among the locals.
The trip has already sparked planned protests and controversy — what with a giant blow-up Donald Trump baby set to float over Parliament Square Garden on Friday. Trump added fuel to the already burning fire by stating at the NATO news conference: “I think they like me a lot in the U.K., they agree with me on immigration. I think that’s why Brexit happened.”
Two protests are planned for the weekend: the Stop Trump protest, which will start outside the BBC building in Portland Place on Friday, and a pro-Trump rally on Saturday to coincide with the Free Tommy Robinson protest, for the jailed far-right leader.
On Wednesday night during an event at the Shop at Bluebird in Covent Garden, Katharine Hamnett confirmed that she will be taking part in Friday’s Stop Trump protest.
She added that all proceeds from her Vote Trump Out T-shirt will go to the Colibrí Center, an organization that reunites families who have been separated at the U.S and Mexican border by tracing their DNA.
The Trumps’ arrived at their first engagement on Thursday evening, a black-tie dinner hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May at the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. FLOTUS was pictured wearing a floor-length pleated, cape-style yellow gown by J.Mendel beside President Trump who traded in his oversized tie for a small black bow tie and a black tuxedo to match.
The duo, joined by May, ascended the steps of the Palace to fanfare – and sounds of protests outside the palace – by a military ceremony performed by bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh guards. A three-course meal will be served to guests including a number of prominent British business leaders.
After the dinner, the Trumps will travel to the U.S. ambassador’s official residence, Winfield House in Regent’s Park, where they will spend the night.