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Trump heads to Scotland after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II

IANS  |  London 

US and his wife left for on Friday after having tea at Castle with

is expected to play golf during his time in Scotland, where he and the first lady, Melania Trump, will wrap up their stay in the UK with a private visit.

The concluded the official part of his visit to the UK, his first since taking office last year, with a meeting over tea with the 92-year-old at Windsor, a royal residence, reported.

The two also watched a military parade at the castle.

had met earlier on Friday with British at her country residence, Chequers Court, near the village of

The two exhibited strong chemistry, and May said Trump had agreed to "pursue an ambitious US-UK free trade agreement" once Brexit (the UK's withdrawal from the European Union) takes effect on March 29, 2019.

Trump, for his part, said the was an "incredible woman" and apologized to her for an interview published by British tabloid The Sun in which he criticized her Brexit plan.

That interview was published as Trump and May were attending a gala dinner on Thursday night at along with scores of British business leaders.

While Trump was wrapping up his stay in England, tens of thousands of people took part in mass protests Friday in downtown and across the UK.

"Say it loud, say it proud, Donald Trump's not welcome here" was the most commonly heard slogan at the demonstrations in the British capital.

The Women's March and Together Against Trump platforms organized the largest demonstrations, which ended at and Trafalgar Square, respectively.

Organizers said the women's march drew as many as 50,000 people, while the second brought around 100,000 out on the streets.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 03:56 IST
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