Queen welcomes US president Donald Trump to Windsor Castle as part of his whirlwind UK tour

Queen Elizabeth II entertains US President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle. Credit: PA

US President Donald Trump has been welcomed by the Queen to Windsor Castle as the official part of his whirlwind visit to the UK drew to a close.

The Queen greeted the US leader and First Lady Melania Trump in the quadrangle of the royal residence – a home to kings and queens for centuries.

Waiting to be inspected by Mr Trump was a guard of honour, formed by one of the Army’s longest serving units, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, in their red tunics and bearskins.

During the Queen’s 66-year reign there have been 13 American presidents, from Harry S. Truman to Mr Trump, and she has now met all of them except one, Lyndon B. Johnson.

Later, Mr and Mrs Trump will take tea with the Queen in the castle’s Oak Room, where in 2016 she hosted tea for the then US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, pose with the Queen in the Grand Corridor. Credit: PA

Earlier on Friday, the US President told reporters at Chequers he thought the Prime Minister was doing a "terrific job", adding that he would be happy with however Brexit negotiations conclude.