p | 14.11.2003 14:16 | Bush 2003
November 18: A private welcome at Buckingham Palace for the President and First Lady upon their arrival.
November 19: Brief meetings with leaders of the Conservative and the Liberal Democrat parties; a speech by the President at the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, on the transatlantic alliance and his forward strategy; and a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.
November 20: A meeting with British soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq and their families; a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, including a joint press availability; and a roundtable on HIV/AIDS.
November 21: The Queen's official farewell, followed by a visit to Blair's home district, where Bush will lunch with the Prime Minister and some of his constituents.
"On Tuesday, November 18th, the President and the First Lady will depart Washington for the United Kingdom. Upon arrival that evening, they will participate in a private welcome at Buckingham Palace.
On Wednesday, the President and the First Lady will formally welcome -- will be formally welcomed to the United Kingdom by Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Following the ceremonial welcome, the President will meet briefly and separately with Conservative Party and Liberal Democrat leaders. That afternoon he will deliver a speech at the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, on the transatlantic alliance and his forward strategy. After the speech, he will meet with British families who lost loved ones on September 11th, 2001.
On Wednesday evening, the President and First Lady will attend the state banquet in their honor at Buckingham Palace. And we all look forward to seeing the President in tails.
On Thursday, November 20th, the President will visit the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, tour Westminster Abbey, and meet with British soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with their families. The President will then meet with Prime Minister Blair at Number 10 Downing Street. The two leaders will hold a joint press availability, attend a working lunch, and host a roundtable on HIV/AIDS. That evening, the President and First Lady will host a reciprocal dinner for Her Majesty at the Ambassador's residence, Winfield House.
On Friday, the President and First Lady will attend the Queen's official farewell, and then depart London for Northern England, where they will join Prime Minister Blair and Mrs. Blair for a visit for Sedgefield in the Prime Minister's home district. There the President's schedule will include lunch with the Prime Minister and a group of his constituents. The President and First Lady will return to Washington on Friday evening."