June 4, 2019 / 10:18 AM / 3 months ago

Queen gifts Trump a Churchill book on World War Two

U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth pose at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain June 3, 2019. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth gifted Donald Trump a book by Winston Churchill on World War Two whilst Melania received a specially commissioned silver box with enamel lid during the visit by the President and First Lady of the United States to Britain.

The book written by the former prime minister Winston Churchill, who led Britain during the conflict, is crimson with gold-tooled decoration to the outer cover.

Trump will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the World War Two D-Day landings during his three-day stay and has already been treated to a display of British royal pageantry during a banquet on Monday.

The Trumps brought the Queen a Tiffany & Co. silver and silk poppy brooch in a custom White House wood jewellery box whilst her husband Philip received a personalised Air Force One Jacket and first-edition signed autobiography by former U.S. General James Doolittle.

Reporting by Steve Holland; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton

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