Former SNP leader Alex Salmond said the President would be better off visiting Balmoral – the Queen's private Scottish retreat – to meet the monarch as it would be more difficult for protesters to access.
But today, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace ruled this out.
He said: "There has never been a state visit to a private residence.
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Former SNP leader Alex Salmond said the President would be better off visiting Balmoral
President Trump could visit Balmoral would be if his UK trip were downgraded from a state visit
"All state visits take place at the official residences."
There has never been a state visit to a private residence
Buckingham Palace spokesman
Only one US president has ever been to Balmoral – the late Dwight Eisenhower, who made an informal visit in 1959.
The only way President Trump could visit Balmoral would be if his UK trip were downgraded from a state visit or if he were invited privately as a guest of the Queen as an add-on to his official itinerary, which seems unlikely given his tight schedule.
Sources have confirmed that the Palace of Holyroodhouse was also unlikely to host Mr Trump's state visit because it was more open to visible protests, sparking security concerns.
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President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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Dr Brigid Fowler, of the Hansard Society, said only two of the 109 state visits to the UK have been by US presidents – George W Bush in 2003, and Barack Obama in 2011.
None of the other 10 post-1952 US presidents enjoyed a state visit to Britain.
She said: "If it is solely a state visit, it will not be held at Balmoral.. The rules are set, in that it cannot be held at a private residence.
"Any visit to Balmoral would have to be a private one at the invitation of the Queen."
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