UK bars Trump from addressing parliament during visit — it could be too embarrassing for the Queen
Donald Trump's awkward encounter with The Queen (Photo: Screen capture)

President Donald Trump is scheduled for a state visit to the U.K. in June, but he likely won't be welcomed to speak to Parliament as other world leaders have done in the past. It seems the reason is to protect Trump from embarrassment.

A recent piece in The Guardian revealed Commons Speaker John Bercow told parliament in 2017 that he would oppose Trump addressing the body. According to government sources, the request is unlikely to be considered because if it was denied it could also embarrass the queen, who made the invitation to Trump.

Bercow called addressing the Lords and the Commons “an earned honour.” He noted that the opposition came after Trump banned all visitors from Muslim countries into the United States.

“I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons,” he said.

Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan have all spoken to parliament.

Read the full report from The Guardian.