PRESIDENT Donald Trump will visit Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening. 

The US Embassy and Downing Street have confirmed the engagement, which will see the American President and First Lady hosted by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, for a black tie dinner. 


Mr Trump will also watch a military ceremony ahead of the meal.

The prime minister's deputy official spokeswoman said: "The event will begin with a military ceremony in the Great Court performed by the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. The bands will play the Liberty Fanfare, Amazing Grace, and the National Emblem.

"Other guests at the dinner include leaders from business sectors including representatives from financial services, the travel industry, creative industries, the food and drink sector, engineering, tech, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and defence, celebrating the business links between the UK and US.

"During dinner, the Countess of Wessex’s Orchestra will perform a series of classic British and American hits."

Mr Trump will then travel to the US Ambassador's residence in London, where he will stay overnight. 

The visit to Blenheim, which had been widely anticipated before official confirmation today, has provoked outrage from those who disagree with his politics. 

Oxford Stand Up to Racism are calling for protestors to gather at the main gate of the palace - which is the birthplace of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill - at 5.30pm on Thursday.

Local MP Layla Moran claims to be 'leading' the protest.

The Oxford West and Abindon MP said: "As we suspected, President Trump will be visiting Oxfordshire next week - and I'll be there leading the opposition to his visit.

"Trump’s rhetoric and policies go against the beliefs and values of residents across Oxford West and Abingdon, Oxfordshire and the country as a whole.

"I look forward to this cathartic moment and I hope that as many people as possible will join us outside Blenheim Palace next week to make sure Trump knows just how strongly we object to his mysogynistic, reactionary and racist agenda."

Currently a thousand people are 'interested' in the Facebook event, with 366 clicking attending. 

An Oxford Mail poll on Tuesday found that 74 per cent of readers were against the visit. 

Nationally, the state-visit will also see the controversial president meet the Queen at Windsor Castle and hold government talks at Chequers.

However, the president will avoid the centre of London, where mass protests are planned.