US President Donald Trump to land at Stansted Airport for state visit

Donald Trump will land at Stansted on his state visit. Credit: PA

Donald Trump begins his three-day state visit to the UK today - and he'll be touching down in our region.

Air Force One will arrive at Stansted Airport - just like it did for his visit last summer.

The American President will be hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and join the D-Day anniversary commemorations.

President Trump

Donald Trump and his wife Melania have a busy day of meet-and-greets with the Royal Family on the first day of their state visit.

The US president and the First Lady took off from Joint Base Andrews near Washington DC at around 8.45pm local time on Sunday evening (1.45am BST) and are expected to land at Stansted later this morning.

From there the Trumps are due to head to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

A string of events have been prepared to honour the couple, including a ceremonial welcome in the Buckingham Palace garden before Mr Trump has the opportunity to inspect the Guard of Honour.

Elsewhere, royal gun salutes will fire in Green Park and at the Tower of London to mark the Trumps' arrival.<

They will then visit Westminster Abbey where the president is due to lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The day is due to conclude with a state banquet at Buckingham Palace at which both the Queen and Mr Trump will give speeches.

A protest through central London against the visit has been organised for Tuesday, with the "Trump baby" blimp made for his visit last year due to put in an appearance.