The Queen reportedly joked Donald Trump’s helicopters ‘ruined’ her lawn

The Queen is said to have commented about the marks left on the Buckingham Palace lawn following Trump’s visit to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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The Queen is said to have joked to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that President Donald Trump’s helicopters left marks on the lawns of Buckingham Palace during the US President’s state visit in June.

According to the Daily Mail, President Trump flew into Buckingham Palace in Marine One with his wife Melania Trump on their first day, landing on the lawns alongside a support helicopter, he then returned to the palace later in the day to attend the state palace, once again parking on the lawn.

According to a close source of Australian PM Scott Morrison who spoke to the Sunday Times, The Queen is said to have commented to him about the two helicopter landings, which are thought to have left scorch marks and divots in the grass.

“Come and look at my lawn. It’s ruined,” she reportedly said, in a lighthearted tone.

The Queen reportedly joked to the Aussie PM that Trump’s helicopters had ruined her lawn. (Image: Getty)

PM Morrison visited the UK for the 75th D-Day commemorations, and while conversations with the Queen are supposed to be kept private, many often find their way to the press.

A spokesperson for the palace has declined to comment.

The US President visited the UK for a three-day state visit in June, visiting with his wife and family and marking his first official trip since becoming the Commander-in-Chief of the US.

The three days were packed with engagements with senior members of the royal family, the (now former) Prime Minister and members of parliament and also included two elaborate banquets – one hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and one hosted by the Trumps at Winfield House.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with The Queen, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at the State Banquet in June. (Image: Getty)

While the President seemed to have gotten a better handle of royal protocol this time around, compared to his three protocol slip-ups in 2018, nothing escapes the eyes of the internet, and Twitter users sure had a few jokes up their sleeves about the President’s visit.

Following the Trump’s visit it was also revealed what the Queen gifted, and what Trump gifted in return.

According to the CNN, the President and First Lady gifted the Queen a silver and silk poppy brooch from Tiffany & Co, encased in a custom White House wood jewellery box within a red leather box and gifted her husband The Duke of Edinburgh, a personalised Air Force One jacket and signed autobiography by WWII Air Commander James Doolittle.

In return, the Queen gifted the President a first edition 1959 copy of Winston Churchill’s The Second World War which was bound in crimson goatskin and gold tooling, along with a three-piece Duofold pen set.

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