Revealed: What the Queen said when she greeted the Trumps

‘Nice to see you again, Melania’: Lip reader reveals how the Queen warmly welcomed First Lady to Buckingham Palace as Charles greeted the President like an old friend, asking: ‘Are you doing well, Donald?’

  • Royals gave the Trumps a warm welcome today, a lip reading expert revealed
  • Prince Charles greeted the President with: ‘Hello Donald, are you doing well?’ 
  • The Queen, 93, said to Melania Trump: ‘It is nice to see you again’ 
  • The Trumps were welcomed to Buckingham Palace on the start of their tour 

The Royal Family gave President Trump and the First Lady a warm welcome to the UK today, a lip reading expert revealed. 

The Queen told Melania Trump that it was ‘nice to see her again’ as she greeted the First Lady on the steps of Buckingham Palace, while Prince Charles, 70, addressed the President with an informal ‘Donald’.

Lip reader Tina Lannin, of 121 Captions, analysed footage of the Presidential couple arriving this afternoon to discern what was said before the group made their way inside the palace for lunch and a tour of the Royal Collection. 

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The Queen gave a warm welcome to the First Lady, who is joining her husband on the State Visit. Pictured, the women share a brief exchange on the steps of Buckingham Palace

The Queen told Melania Trump that it was ‘nice to see her again’ as she greeted the First Lady on the steps of Buckingham Palace, pictured 

Prince Charles, 70, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 71, headed out to the lawn to greet the President and his wife after they touched down in their Marine Force One helicopter. 

Before making their way down, Charles said to his wife: ‘Are we going down?… Keep your hat on,’ prompting Camilla to take hold of the brim. 

The royal couple then gave their VIP visitors a warm welcome. Showing his easy-going nature, Charles greeted the President with: ‘Hello Donald, are you doing well?’ 

While Camilla said: ‘Nice to meet you,’ as they exchanged pleasantries.  

President Trump could be seen saying: ‘Have you… stop…,’ although it was not clear what he was referring to. In response Charles said: ‘We have.’ 

The Royal Family gave President Trump and the First Lady a warm welcome to the UK today, a lip reading expert revealed. Prince Charles addressed the President with an informal ‘Donald’ and asked, ‘Are you doing well?’ as the pair shook hands on the lawn of Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cornwall and Mrs Trump, 49, appeared to be having a similarly light-hearted conversation, with Melania saying at one point: ‘We have to… great.’ 

Prince Charles and Camilla then stood to one side while the President and First Lady greeted the Queen. 

While the camera angle meant the President’s mouth could not be seen, the Queen appeared relaxed and in good spirits. 

‘Thank you,’ she smiled, as she greeted the President, before adding: ‘Was it okay? Lovely.’ 

Before making their way down, Charles said to his wife: ‘Are we going down?… Keep your hat on,’ prompting Camilla to take hold of the brim, pictured

The Duchess of Cornwall and Mrs Trump, 49, appeared to be having a light-hearted conversation as they followed their respective husbands across the lawn to the palace

While the camera angle meant the President’s mouth could not be seen, the Queen appeared relaxed and in good spirits as she welcomed him. ‘Thank you,’ she smiled, as she greeted the President, pictured, before adding: ‘Was it okay? Lovely.’

As Mrs Trump came up the steps to greet Her Majesty, the Queen turned to her and said: ‘Nice to see you again’.     

President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner watched the arrival from the palace balcony. Prince Harry later joined the group. 

The Trumps then made their way inside for a private lunch with the royals. The group then took a tour of the Royal Collection. 

The President and First Lady touched down on the lawn in front of Buckingham Palace in Marine Force One, pictured. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were on hand to greet the Presidential couple and accompany them inside the palace

Melania Trump, 49, donned a polished white and navy ensemble that was reminiscent of the outfit worn by Audrey Hepburn in the classic Hollywood film as she joined her husband for the engagement.

The First Lady and the Duchess of Cornwall had to hold onto their hats as they were caught in a quick gust of wind while standing on the steps of Buckingham Palace. The women looked perfectly co-ordinated in their white ensembles

Following the engagement President Trump and Mrs Trump fly to Westminster Abbey, where the President laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and was given a tour. 

This afternoon the couple will join Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for a short meeting at their London home, Clarence House.

Tonight the American visitors will attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. 

The President and First Lady were officially welcomed to the UK by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall


The President and First Lady spoke to the Queen on the steps of Buckingham Palace, left. Right, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, centre in white, and her husband Jared Kushner, right, watched the ceremony from a palace balcony

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