Donald Trump: Queen and I know each other so well

US President Donald Trump has told how he and the Queen know each other “so well” after his state visit to the UK.

The American leader, speaking in France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, praised the monarch for being an “incredible lady”.

The state banquet
The state banquet

The controversial billionaire-turned-politician was feted with a ceremonial welcome and a grand state banquet at Buckingham Palace during his stay in London this week.

He was also sat next to the Queen at the D-Day commemorations at Southsea Common in Portsmouth on Wednesday.

Ceremonial welcome
Ceremonial welcome

He said of the monarch: “I feel I know her so well and she certainly knows me very well right now, but we have a very good relationship also with the United Kingdom.”

Mr Trump added that he found it very interesting spending “so many hours” with the long-reigning head of state while the UK waits to see who will become its next prime minister.

D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary

“I found it to be a very amazing period of time, especially having spent so much time with the Queen, who I think is an incredible lady,” he said during a joint sit-down press conference in Caen with French President Emmanuel Macron.

D-Day 75th anniversary
D-Day 75th anniversary

“There’s a lot of question marks as to who’s going to be leading (the Tories) so it was very interesting talking to her (the Queen) and being with her for so many hours actually.

“I feel I know her so well and she certainly knows me very well right now, but we have a very good relationship also with the United Kingdom.”