President Trump has embarked on the first day of his three-day UK state visit, joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump.

Mr Trump was welcomed with a 41-gun salute as he met the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Here are pictures from the visit, starting on Monday.

President Trump and his wife Melania on the steps of Air Force One

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After landing at Stansted Airport, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump appeared on the steps of Air Force One, moments after Mr Trump tweeted comments about London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “stone cold loser” and accusing him of being “nasty”

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave to photographers

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The tweets followed recent criticism of Mr Trump from Mr Khan, who said the UK should not be “rolling out the red carpet” for the US president during the trip

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt greets President Trump on the tarmac at Stansted airport

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Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (second left) greets Mr Trump on the tarmac at Stansted. The president will also meet Prime Minister Theresa May during his visit

Marine One flies over London

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The president’s Marine One helicopter (right) flies over central London

The Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace

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Members of the public watch the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace shortly before Mr Trump’s arrival

Ivanka Trump looks out of the window at Buckingham Palace

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Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka looks out of a window at Buckingham Palace before her father arrives

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway at Buckingham Palace

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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (l) and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway are also seen awaiting Mr Trump

The Marine One helicopter carrying Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrives in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

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The Marine One helicopter carrying Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrives in the grounds of Buckingham Palace

Donald and Melania Trump arrive at Buckingham Palace

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are greeted at Buckingham Palace by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (second left) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (second right) greet President Trump and his wife

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (second left) and Prince Charles (second right) greet President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II greets President Trump at the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace.

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Queen Elizabeth II greets President Trump at Buckingham Palace

Mr Trump inspects an honour guard during the welcome ceremony

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Mr Trump inspects an honour guard during the welcome ceremony

First Lady Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, President Trump, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

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(left to right) First Lady Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, President Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stand on the steps of Buckingham Palace as the US national anthem plays during the welcome ceremony

Queen Elizabeth shows Mr Trump items on display

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After a private lunch, Mr Trump and the First Lady were shown items from the Royal Collection (the Royal Family’s collection of art) in the palace’s picture gallery

Queen Elizabeth shows Mr Trump and the First Lady items on display

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The items on display included those that had a connection to US history

Prince Harry and Ivanka Trump

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Prince Harry, seen here with Ivanka Trump, also viewed the displayed items

US President Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, places a wreath on the grave of the unknown warrior during a visit to Westminster Abbey

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The Duke of York then accompanied Mr Trump and the First Lady to Westminster Abbey where they placed a wreath on the grave of the unknown warrior

Signatures of Mr Trump and the First Lady

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Before leaving they signed Westminster Abbey’s distinguished visitors’ book

Donald Trump

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Heading to Clarence House for afternoon tea, Mr Trump gives the thumbs-up from his armoured limousine, which is known as The Beast

Mr Trump and the First Lady with the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House

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The president and first lady share a joke with Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House ahead of a state banquet at Buckingham Palace

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The president’s motorcade drives down the Mall – which features both US and UK flags for his trip – after leaving Clarence House

Protesters

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Ahead of the state banquet at Buckingham Palace, protestors gathered outside

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