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
Donald Trump and the Queen at the state banquet (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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
The Queen greeting the President as he arrives for the ceremonial welcome at Buckingham Palace on Monday (Victoria Jones/PA)

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
The Queen and the American leader in Portsmouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)

“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
The Prince of Wales, the Queen and US President Donald Trump at a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Portsmouth (Jack Hill/The Times/PA)

“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.”

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