Charles and Camilla welcome Donald Trump for tea

US President Donald Trump has joined the Prince of Wales for tea.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall welcomed Mr Trump and First Lady Melania in the garden for afternoon tea at their official residence, Clarence House, at 4pm.

The two couples posed for a picture in the morning room before moving to private quarters for tea.

Camilla wore a beige and white spotted silk dress by Fiona Clare for the occasion, which was expected to last about 30 minutes.

PresidenThe two couples posed for a picture in the morning room before moving to private quarters for tea
The two couples posed for a picture in the morning room before moving to private quarters for tea (Victoria Jones/PA)

The First Lady wore the monochrome outfit she was pictured in earlier.

Charles and Mr Trump, who did not meet during the 2018 visit, are known to have contrasting views on the environment.

While the prince has called climate change “the wolf at the door”, Mr Trump has called it a “Chinese hoax” and “bullshit”.

Apart from their meeting earlier on Monday at Buckingham Palace, the two men have encountered one another previously in New York during the prince’s 2005 tour of the US.

Charles was also at the funeral of former president George H. W. Bush in December, at which Mr Trump was present.

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