Trump thought he had 'special connection to the queen' and was surprised he wasn't invited to funeral: Maggie Haberman
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump inspect the honour guard during his visit to Windsor Castle in July 2018 POOL/AFP/File / Matt Dunham

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman says that former President Donald Trump was surprised that he did not receive a personal invitation to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Speaking on CNN Tuesday morning, Haberman was asked by host John Berman about Trump's reaction to not being invited to the funeral, which will be attended by President Joe Biden.

"Trump and people around Trump believe he had some sort of special connection to the queen," she replied. "There's, for some reason, some expectation around people close to Trump that he should be getting an invitation. He fancied himself as having some kind of close relationship with her. A former aide to Trump told me, 'No, the queen really liked him.'"

However, Haberman said she had heard of no concrete proof that the late queen liked Trump, whom she met when the former president visited the United Kingdom in 2019.

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"I have no reason to believe, from anything I have ever heard or read, that the queen felt as if she had some special connection to Donald Trump," she explained.

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