US President Donald Trump has described the Duchess of Sussex as “nasty” just days ahead of his UK state visit.

US President Donald Trump has described the Duchess of Sussex as "nasty" just days ahead of his UK state visit.

Before becoming a member of the royal family, the former actress publicly criticized Trump for his "misogynistic" and "divisive" policies back in 2016 – threatening to move to Canada if he was sworn in.

During an interview with The Sun, Trump revealed that he wasn't aware of the controversy.

"I didn’t know that," he told the tabloid. "What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty."

The 72-year-old also admitted that he had no indication that the Duchess of Sussex would not be present during his trip, adding: "I didn’t know that. I hope she is OK."

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The interview also gave him the opportunity to offer his opinion on her newfound role at Kensington Palace.

"It is nice and I am sure she will do excellently," he said. "She will be very good."

Trump will touch down in London on Monday 3 June alongside First Lady Melania Trump and his adult children for a three-day visit.

Trump also said Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" choice for the Conservative Party leadership.".

In 2015 the Mayor of London said Trump's remarks about alleged "no-go areas" of London "betray a quite stupefying ignorance", and made him "unfit to hold the office of president of the United States He added that he "wouldn't want to expose Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump". 

The US President and his family will be welcomed by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in the Buckingham Palace garden.

Following the ceremony, the Duke of Sussex will join them for a private lunch while the Duchess of Sussex is opting to stay out of the spotlight.

The next day, a tour of Westminster Abbey is on the cards before afternoon tea at Clarence House with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

A state banquet will be prepared in the Buckingham Palace ballroom on Monday evening with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expected to attend.

When Trump last visited the UK in July 2018, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in protest while a giant Donald Trump baby blimp flew over the capital.

Protests are expected to take place once again while the owners of the inflatable effigy have been given the go-ahead to fly the now-famous blimp over Parliament Square on Tuesday.

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