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The Controversial Topic Trump and the Queen Discussed During Their Meeting

Plus, what the U.S. President really thinks of Prince Harry.
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In a new interview with British television host Piers Morgan, President Trump shared intimate details of his meeting with Queen Elizabeth last Friday at Windsor Castle. 

According to The Daily Express, when asked "What were her opening words?" Trump replied, "'Welcome.' Just 'Welcome.' Just very elegant. And very beautiful. It was really something special."

But after the pleasantries, Trump says he and the 92-year-old British monarch talked about something a bit more controversial: Brexit.

Morgan asked Trump directly, "Did you discuss Brexit with the Queen?" And Trump responded quickly, "I did," adding that the Queen said "It's a very complex problem."

The U.S. President was hesitant to say much more.

"Well, I can’t talk, you know I’ve heard very strongly from a lot of people, you just don’t talk about that conversation with the Queen, right? You don't want to do that."

Indeed, Trump has shown quite a bit of restraint regarding his time at Windsor Castle. The normally outspoken Tweeter has stayed relatively mum about his meeting with the Queen—perhaps she's the only person who can keep him in line.

His visit with the British monarch was reportedly very important to Trump, especially given that his late-mother was such a fan of Elizabeth II. "I was thinking about my mother, my mother passed away a while ago," he said, "and my mother felt she was a great woman."

But when asked if the Queen liked him, Trump didn't quite go that far. "Well, I don't want to speak for her, but I can tell you I liked her so usually that helps," he said. "I liked her a lot."

He and Morgan also chatted about Prince Harry on-air. In an interview back in June, Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle Sr., revealed that Harry had told him to "give Trump a chance."

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When Morgan shared that quote with Trump, he simply said, "that's good."

"I don't know Harry but I like him," he said. "I think the whole family, they have a good energy." 

Watch a portion of the interview below:

The Sunday Times recently reported that the Queen had tea with Trump alone because Prince William and Prince Charles refused to meet with the U.S. President, but Buckingham Palace has since refuted the rumor.

“In line with standard practice for guest of government visits the President was received by The Queen as Head of State. The arrangements were mutually agreed between the Palace and the U.K. and U.S. governments,” a spokesperson told People. “There was never a suggestion that other members of the royal family would take part.”

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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