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Melania And President Trump ‘Really Looking Forward’ To Visit With Queen

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Melania Trump and President Donald Trump are “really looking forward” to their first visit with Queen Elizabeth next week at Windsor Castle in England, U.S. Ambassador Robert Johnson said Friday while previewing Trump’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom.

US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump greet guests during an Independence Day picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House July 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump greet guests during an Independence Day picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House July 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

“As head of state, Her Majesty has met every President — U.S. President since 1952 — amazing — with only one exception, that’s Lyndon B. Johnson,” Johnson added. “So I know the President and the First Lady are really looking forward to meeting her.”

“The United Kingdom is an indispensable ally to the United States, and our alliance is built on trust, our shared history, and our language,” he continued. “But most importantly, our alliance is built on shared values — the values of democracy, freedom, and justice, and law. Those are the values that have brought us together and kept us together for such a long time. We’ve fought side by side and defended each other’s values for over a hundred years.”

“The President knows this country — President Trump knows this country probably better than any President in recent history,” Johnson shared. ” This is where his mother was born.  Actually in Lewis, it’s one of the Hebrides Islands — the outer Hebrides Islands in Scotland.”So the President knows how important the special relationship is firsthand and that’s why the bust of Churchill is actually in the Oval Office as we speak. This is not an accident.  He knows that he has an opportunity to make this special relationship even stronger.”