DONALD Trump is set to visit Britain early in 2018 for a stripped-down trip that will not include staying with the Queen.
Diplomats are discussing plans for a “working visit” rather than a full-blown state visit as previously planned, reports the Evening Standard.
Instead of the traditional “special relationship” tour, it is likely to form part of a trip to several countries.
It follows the huge controversy when Prime Minister Theresa May offered Trump a state visit as a guest of the Queen.
There were threats of boycotts and mass protests when the VIP treatment was announced.
And House of Commons Speaker John Bercow claimed that the president would not be allowed to address parliament.
The visit was then postponed indefinitely.
He may cut the ribbon on the brand new US embassy – close to completion at Nine Elms, near Battersea Power Station.
But he will not sleep at Buckingham Palace as the guest of the Queen, probably staying at the residence of the new US ambassador Woody Johnson instead.
Sources have told the Evening Standard that no date has yet been fixed but the working visit is planned for early in 2018.