Donald Trump to arrive in the UK this afternoon
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, will begin his official visit to the UK when he arrives in London this afternoon. Protests against Trump’s visit have already begun across the UK and extra police officers are on duty. Trump will meet with Theresa May and the Queen before travelling to Scotland, where he will play golf. May has said she is “looking forward to this week’s important discussions”.
Brexit plans outlining the UK’s future relations with the EU to be published
The blueprint for the UK’s relationship with the EU it is to be published later today, marking the beginning of ministers delivery of Brexit. The new Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, is said to be pleased with the plans, which will both respect the 2016 referendum result and try to ensure the security of global trading. The news comes after a week of turmoil for Theresa May, after a number of cabinet ministers quit over the apparently too-soft Brexit plan. The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019.
Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol by expressing support for Irish abortion referendum
The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly said she was pleased by the Yes result of the Irish referendum on abortion earlier this year. In a series of now-deleted tweets by Fine Gael Senator Catharine Noone, Markle was apparently “pleased to see the result”. However, the royal family are not permitted to express any political views or preferences, so Noone qualified her tweet, saying, “The Duchess was interested and charming and was not in any way political.”
The Irish Times
England knocked out of World Cup semi-final by Croatia
England’s World Cup final dreams were quashed last night, after losing the semi-final to Croatia 2-1. Kieran Trippier scored from a free kick in the first half, but Croatia were able to equalise in the second, bringing the game into extra time. Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic was then able to break England’s defence to score the winning goal. This is the first time England have reached a World Cup semi-final since the Lionesses played Japan in 2015.
Kylie Jenner is set to be the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire
Owner of make-up empire Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner is reportedly on track to becoming the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire. The youngest of the Kardashian family has appeared on the cover of Forbes as part of the America’s Women Billionaires issue. If her company experiences the same amount of growth it has had in the past, Jenner could become a billionaire within the next year, which would see the 20-year-old beat Mark Zuckerberg’s record – he became a billionaire at 23.