President Trump will make a “dummy visit” to the United Kingdom this year, amid concerns that an official visit from the U.S. president could embarrass Queen Elizabeth, according to a report from The Daily Mail.
The trial visit, which will not include the traditional pomp and circumstance of an official visit, will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Trump will be invited by to the UK for an official visit only if the “dummy” run is a success, according to the British publication.
The trail trip is reportedly due to concerns that Trump’s boisterous and untraditional behavior could embarrass the queen.
The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.
A Guardian report surfaced in June saying Trump had expressed concerns during a phone call with Prime Minister Theresa May about protests should he visit, reportedly telling her he did not want to visit unless he had support from the British public.
However, Downing Street and the White House maintained that the visit was still on despite the Guardian report.
“The president has tremendous respect for Prime Minister May,” a White House spokesman told The Hill at the time. “That subject never came up on the call.”
The president caused controversy when he criticized London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to terror attacks in central London in June.
At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2017
Khan responded in an interview with Channel 4 News, saying, “I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for.”