Queen's Speech omits mention of planned Trump visit to Britain

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) and her son Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales sit in the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) and her son Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales sit in the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's planned state visit to Britain later this year got no mention in Queen Elizabeth II's speech to Parliament on Wednesday (June 21), raising doubts about whether it will go ahead.

The omission follows media reports that Trump no longer wants to come because of British public opposition to the visit, after a petition to cancel it received more than 1.8 million signatures.