President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to visit Portsmouth for D-Day commemorations, the White House has this afternoon (Tuesday) confirmed.

Donald Trump’s first state visit as US President will take place between the 3 and 5 of June.

When he came to the UK last year he largely avoided London because of protest fears.

This time he and his wife Melania will be hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, have meetings at Downing Street, and go to Portsmouth for a ceremony marking the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

They will visit on of the primary embarkation sites for the Allied operation that led to the liberation of Europe during World War II.

On June 6, the President and First Lady will then travel to Normandy at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic to observe the 75th Anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.