London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has been shunned by the Queen, who has not invited him to President Trump’s state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
Labour’s Mr Khan was left off the guest list by the Monarch, despite his announcement that he would be happy to meet the American. Khan’s spokesman, Jonathan Weisgard, told Newsweek that “The mayor has not been invited to the state banquet.”
Invitations were sent to Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who both declined to attend the banquet.
Mayor Sadiq Khan and President Trump have clashed on many occasions in the run-up to the President’s second state visit, the first being last year.
Khan, who has been condemned by President Trump for London’s knife crime epidemic, agreed to allow a blimp of the Republican to fly over the Capital in protest to his last visit.
The blimp depicted Mr Trump as a giant baby.
In protest of Sadiq Khan’s decision to allow the blimp to fly over London, a second blimp was made that also depicted the major as a giant baby was flown over the city.
Whether the so-called ‘Trump Baby Blimp’ will be used again for the state visit planned for next month remains unknown.
President Trump also locked horns with London’s Mayor over his controversial decision to attempt to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States in response to terrorism.
Mayor Sadiq Khan is Muslim himself and was elected mayor in 2016.
President Donald Trump is reportedly hoping to meet Sadiq Khan’s predecessor, Boris Johnson, for dinner during the visit. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, who is a friend of Mr Trump’s, could also make the guest list.