MEGHAN Markle won’t meet Donald Trump as the US President visits the UK next week.
The Duchess of Sussex – who previously labelled Trump a “misogynist” and “divisive” – will instead stay home with three-week-old baby Archie while her husband Prince Harry and other members of the Royal Family host the US President for his state visit.
Donald Trump has revealed his shock at Meghan Markle’s “nasty” comments about him[/caption]
Donald Trump’s three-day visit to the UK will see him meet with members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton and even Prince Andrew.
And while the US President is treated to a lavish state banquet on Monday, Meghan will stay at Frogmore Cottage with baby Archie.
He will also inspect the Guard of Honour with the Prince of Wales, visit Westminster Abbey and co-host a business breakfast meeting with Theresa May and the Duke of York at St James’ Palace.
It comes as Donald Trump revealed he was shocked that Meghan Markle had been “nasty” about him.
LA—born Meghan, 37, accused him of being “misogynistic” and “divisive” during his 2016 presidential campaign, pledging to vote for his rival Hillary Clinton.
Told of Meghan’s barbs by The Sun, Mr Trump insisted it was the first time he’d heard them.
He said: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
And speaking to The Sun in the Oval Office, Mr Trump was generous in his praise for the new mum.
When told Meghan had threatened to leave for Canada if he won in 2016, he countered: “A lot of people are moving here (to the US).”
I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty
He also revealed that he had no idea that he wouldn’t be meeting Meghan on his three-day state visit to the UK.
He said: “I didn’t know that. I hope she is OK.”
Rather than hit back at Meghan in his customary fashion, the President seemed willing to mend fences — while saying she can flourish in her new role.
He predicted she will make “a very good” American princess.
On her joining the Royal Family, he added: “It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently.
“She will be very good. I hope she does (succeed).”
‘TRUMP IS DIVISIVE’
Meghan had previously detailed why she didn’t like him in a 2016 interview on US talk show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
She said: “It’s really the moment I go. We film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada.
“Yes, of course, Trump is divisive, think about female voters alone, right?
“I think it was in 2012 the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points.
“That is a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is, and so vocal about it, that is a huge chunk of it.”
She added: “You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary (Clinton). Yes you’re voting because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
Trump had also told of his great honour at meeting the 93-year-old monarch again, and how he’s ready to lock horns with the Prince of Wales on climate change.
In a sign at how deeply Mr Trump values the honour of his state visit and being hosted by the Queen, he is bringing all four of his grown-up children and their spouses to share the experience.
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And he wants Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric and Donald Jnr to hold a “next generation” meeting with Princes William and Harry. The President said: “I think my children will be meeting them. It would be nice.”
He explained: “I am bringing some of the family. They are going to be there and we will be greatly honoured by the trip.
“It will be great seeing the Queen for the second time.
“We had a very good talk the first one. We had a lot of interesting things to say. It really was a great visit. My mother also loved the Queen.”
Meghan Markle appeared on The Nightly Show in 2016[/caption]
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