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Image caption The Queen and Chinese president travelled in a state coach to Buckingham Palace in 2015. Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in June this year - more than two years after Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation to the US leader just days into his presidency. Mr Trump and his wife Melania will be guests of the Queen between 3-5 June, following in the footsteps of predecessors Barack and Michelle Obama and George and Laura Bush. But what happens during an official state visit, who decides who gets an invitation, and which other world figures have caused controversy during the Queen's long reign? WHAT IS A STATE VISIT? Image caption The Queen welcomed President Barack Obama to Buckingham Palace in 2011 Full story

24 April