The red carpet has been rolled out for Trump’s historic visit … but under the civilised veneer tensions run high.
by SARAH VINE
Daily Mail Columnist
June 5, 2019
Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon,
with brief notes and a short video added
Banquet at Buckingham Palace. CLICK TO EXPAND
It wasn’t really me who was invited. It was my husband, Michael Gove, who as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has actually earned his place at that table — with many others equally, if not more, worthy.
But of all the occasions at which I have been a ‘plus one’, this has been the most memorable.
Where to start? The elegant efficiency of the Royal Household, steering proceedings with a quiet but firm sense of purpose; the exquisite paintings and lavish gilding; the strangely humdrum bowls of crisps at the reception. Read More