Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK appears to have been shelved for at least two years after it was not included in the Queen’s speech.
The Queen’s address usually mentions planned state visits, but Wednesday’s speech only contained a reference to welcoming King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain in July.
It follows reports that the American President told the Prime Minister he will not come to the UK on a state visit if there are large-scale protests against him.
Downing Street have been forced to clarify that the invitation still stands, despite the fact that no date has been set for a visit.
Mr Trump is said to have told Theresa May he does not want to come if people do not welcome his visit.
The message was allegedly communicated in a phone-call between the pair in the last few weeks, according to the Guardian.
A senior White House official said Mrs May and Mr Trump did not discuss the issue when they spoke by telephone on Friday, although they have on earlier calls.
Mrs May extended an invitation to the United States’ president just a week after his inauguration.
Mr Trump caused upset in the wake of the London terror attack when he criticised the Mayor of London for telling people to remain calm.
Sadiq Khan subsequently called on Mrs May to cancel the visit, as did a number of other public figures.
A Number 10 spokesman said: “An invitation has been extended and accepted [by President Trump]. The visit was not mentioned in the Queen’s Speech because a date has not been fixed.”