Trump plans working visit to the United Kingdom in early 2018

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In a diplomatic affront to President Donald Trump, British officials have chose to deny him the pomp and circumstance of a full state visit that would include staying with Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace, a London newspaper reported Wednesday.

The president may also cut the ribbon on the new United States embassy, the Standard reported.

Donald Trump is set to make a scaled-down visit to Britain next year, it has been reported. The honour of a state visit is usually reserved for a President's second term, Evening Standard reported.

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The US President was originally invited on a full-blown state visit, which would include staying with the Queen in Buckingham Palace.

A source close to Sadiq Khan confirmed to HuffPost UK that the Mayor of London, who led criticism of the State Visit invitation, "would not object" to a working visit.

Hundreds of thousands of people had signed a petition against the plan.

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Downing Street declined to comment on the trip and said its position on the state visit had not changed.

Over the summer The Guardian reported that Trump told May in a phone call he wanted to put the trip on hold until the British public supported it. The offer had been extended, accepted by Mr Trump, and no dates had been arranged.

The spokesman said: 'We have extended an invitation that has been accepted.

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Jeremy Shapiro claimed Trump was "exploiting" Britain's romantic view of the special relationship to get a post-Brexit trading deal that benefited America.

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