U.S. President Donald Trump's first official visit to the U.K.is off to a contentious start with the President challenging Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy and highlighting her political troubles.
"Tomorrow we have some large protests in central London and as the president of the United States makes his way through the country it is the Metropolitan Police who are responsible for his protection and security". The 47-year-old disembarked from her plane in a trench coat - a classic item which retails at £1450 from Burberry - one the UK's most recognisable designers.
Mr Trump will be the fourth USA president the Queen has received at Windsor Castle since the 1980s, following Barack Obama (2016), George W Bush (2008) and Ronald Reagan (1982).
Trump hopes to build on that momentum when he sits down with Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.
Trump's visit to the United Kingdom, the 12th US President to make such a tour, comes amid what he described as "turmoil" for the United Kingdom government, as Prime Minister May faces down rebellion from within her own party over her Brexit strategy.
"There is no stronger alliance than that of our special relationship with the US and there will be no alliance more important in the years ahead", May said in a statement. "I think that's why Brexit happened".
"This week we have an opportunity to deepen this unique trading relationship and begin discussions about how we will forge a strengthened, ambitious and future-proof trade partnership".
As Trump is expected to discuss a possible post-Brexit trade deal and other global issues with May, organizers of Friday's demonstrations say there is no shortage of issues that will inspire mass numbers of people to attend.
Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader in the Westminster parliament, said he regretted that May's government would roll out the red carpet for Trump.
The couple will also attend a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire hosted by Mrs May on Thursday evening and stay overnight at Winfield House in Regent's Park, which is the US Ambassador's residence in London.
"From the public, the welcome will be far from warm", he told lawmakers on Wednesday, noting there would be protests across the country against Trump's "abysmal record on human rights, his repugnant attitude towards women and his disgusting treatment of minorities".
Over a lunch of Dover sole, lamb and lemon meringue pie, the leaders will discuss Russian Federation, trade, Brexit and the Middle East.
On Friday, Trump will meet up again with May for a visit to an undisclosed military site before traveling to Chequers, her country estate, for talks on a range of issues.
Trump will then join wife Melania as they head to Windsor Castle for their audience with the Queen before flying out to Scotland, where they are expected to visit both Trump Turnberry and Trump International Golf Links Scotland.