“That’s a good one, Mum! Hardy, har, har!”
Queen Elizabeth II has met with almost every sitting United States President since Dwight Eisenhower, but she won’t be meeting Donald Trump anytime soon. The President’s long-planned 2018 state visit to England has been downgraded to what they call in diplomacy terms a “working visit,” a far less formal affair. That means there won’t be much pomp and circumstance when Trump visits the United Kingdom next year, and he won’t be automatically visiting the Queen, either.