Donald Trump is in London for the 70th NATO summit and will attend a reception for world leaders hosted by the Queen at Buckingham palace later today. Her Majesty will formally receive her guests alongside the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge will join Prince Edward and Princess Anne in welcoming leaders – without Prince William, who is on tour in Kuwait.
When the US President came on a state visit in June, many were on the alert for gaffes from the President, after a previous visit saw him break protocol by walking in front of the Queen.
However, he once caused much more serious offence to royal fans as he weighed in on Kate’s decision to sue over intrusive photographs.
In 2012, a French magazine published pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless on a private family holiday.
Shockingly, the President – who was then best known as the reality TV star of the US Apprentice – appeared to blame Kate herself for the intrusion of privacy.
The Duchess of Cambridge and President Trump (Image: Getty)
Donald Trump in London today with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Image: Getty)
He tweeted: “Kate Middleton is great – but she shouldn't be sunbathing in the nude – only herself to blame.”
Mr Trump then added: “Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!”
The comments sparked outrage online, with royal watchers criticising Mr Trump for his "creepy" take on the situation.
The decision that Kate and William made to sue over the publication of the photographs was a watershed moment, as before then many experts had predicted that the Royal Family, as public figures, would not be successful in court over privacy matters.
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