Prince Harry meets Donald Trump for first time following 'nasty' Meghan comments

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Prince Harry looks on as US President Donald Trump views US items of the Royal Collection at Buckingham palace [Photo: Getty]

The Duke of Sussex has met Donald Trump for the first time, following the US president’s comments about his wife Meghan.

Prince Harry, 34, was among the royals who accompanied the Queen for a private lunch with the US president and First Lady at Buckingham Palace.

The Trumps were then given a tour of exhibits from the Royal Collection relating to America.

When Mr Trump, 72, found out that the former American actress had described him as “misogynistic,” he said: “I didn’t know she was nasty.”

His remarks came just days before he arrived in the UK for his three-day state visit.

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Ivanka Trump and Prince Harry view displays of US items of the Royal Collection at Buckingham palace [Photo: Getty]

Meghan, 37, will not meet the Trumps during their stay as she is currently on maternity leave, following the birth of her baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

There was always going to be potential for awkwardness between Harry and Mr Trump, even before his comments about Meghan.

It’s been reported that Mr Trump pursued Harry’s mother Princess Diana, following her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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The Queen takes the Trumps on a tour of a display of US items at Buckingham palace. [Photo: Getty]

One of Diana’s confidants was broadcaster and journalist Selina Scott, who claimed that the former businessman bombarded her with flowers at her apartment.

She wrote a piece in The Sunday Times in 2015, about Mr Trump’s advances towards the princess, when he was still married to his second wife Marla Maples.

She said: “Trump clearly saw Diana as the ultimate trophy wife.

“As the roses and orchids piled up at her apartment she became increasingly concerned about what she should do. It had begun to feel as if Trump was stalking her.”

Scott claimed that Diana said of Mr Trump, “he gives me the creeps.”

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The president is greeted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace [Photo: Getty]

The then-business mogul has also made some distasteful comments on Twitter about Harry’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton in 2012, after photographs of the duchess sunbathing topless were published in a French magazine.

The US president and First Lady arrived at London Stansted airport this morning and were greeted by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson.

The Trumps were welcomed by the Queen, Charles and Camilla at Buckingham Palace [Photo: Getty]

They were met by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on the lawn of Buckingham Palace, as they stepped off the Marine One aircraft. They were then taken up the steps of the West Terrace to be welcomed by the Queen.

The national anthems of the US and the UK were played, before the president and Prince Charles inspected a Guard of Honour formed by Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards.

This evening, the Trumps and the Royal Family will attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.