WhenUS president Donald Trumparrived atBuckingham Palacefor his first officialstate visit, there were a couple of seniorroyal familymembers that were noticeably absent.
On Monday,president Donald Trumpand theFirst Ladyarrived atthe Queen's home inLondon-Buckingham Palace- and were welcomed by first-in-line to the thronePrinceCharles, and his wife, theDuchess of Cornwall,CamillaParker Bowles.
Joining theUS presidenton hisUK visit, was daughterIvanka Trump, and Ivanka's husbandJared Kushner.
However, the next most senior pair,Kate MiddletonandPrince William, were nowhere to be found.
WATCH! Trump family mingles with royalty at the state banquet!
After Melania Trump and Donald Trump landed London for their official visit of the United Kingdom, the American couple were taken straight to the Bow Room in Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth introduced the couple to the senior members of her household.
Kate MiddletonandPrince Williamdon't live far away fromBuckingham Palace, however, the royal pair did not attend thewelcome ceremony.
Neither did the Duke andDuchessofSussex,Prince HarryandMeghan Markle(who is currently onmaternity leavewith babyArchie).
Despite what some might view as a frosty reception from the Cambridge's,William and Katedid join the Mr andMrsTrump,Her Majestyand theBritish Prime Minister TheresaMay, at the state dinner.
The state banquet took place in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace and was attended to by Prince William, Kate Middleton, Her Majesty and Donald and Melania Trump.
Milly HaddrickMilly is a journalist who passionately devours all the latest and juiciest news. A devout tea enthusiast who's a firm believer in quality downtime, Milly's weekends are usually spent relaxing with a big plate of food, a nice cuppa and the crossword.
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