(AP)

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania were greeted on the grand lawn of Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and inspected the Guard of Honour 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 honours Britain can bestow on a foreign leaders.

The ceremony took place under clear blue skies on the spacious garden next to the 775-room palace that is the official residence of the queen.

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and his wife Camilla welcomed the Trumps as they walked down the steps of their helicopter.

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Take a look at some of the images of the arrival below:

First lady Melania Trump, left, stands as Queen Elizabeth II smiles while talking with President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

U.S. President Donald Trump inspects an honour guard during a welcome ceremony in the garden of Buckingham Palace, in London, for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Monday, June 3, 2019, on the first day of a three day state visit to Britain. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Click page 2 below for more images of the Trumps’ visit to Buckingham Palace…

Author: ANA Newswire