In her annual speech to parliament, Queen Elizabeth II left out any mention of President Donald Trump and his planned state visit to the UK. Now, this might seem like a big nothingburger, but “no matter how silly the idea of having a queen might be to us,” the omission is making headlines over in the British press:
President Trump state visit to Britain omitted from Queen’s Speech https://t.co/SeaIEB6pn4
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 21, 2017
And there it isn’t: the Queen leaves Donald Trump out of the list of coming visits.
— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) June 21, 2017
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) June 21, 2017
The Queen did mention an upcoming visit from the King and Queen of Spain, however:
no mention of Trump visit – Queen says looking forward to State visit by King and Queen of Spain #QueensSpeech
— Andy Bell (@andybell5news) June 21, 2017
And climate change, natch, was in the speech:
✔️ Tackling climate change IN
✖️ Donald Trump OUT https://t.co/3vwBqA0A2P
— Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) June 21, 2017
This means something, according to Brit analysts:
— Jess Shankleman (@Jess_Shankleman) June 21, 2017
However, a government spokesman said the reason the visit was omitted was because a date has not yet been set:
— HuffPost UK Politics (@HuffPostUKPol) June 21, 2017
Which is a reasonable reason to leave it out of the speech, right? But that hasn’t stopped these crazy headlines:
— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) June 21, 2017
Never change, HuffPo. Never. Change.
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