The Queen gave Donald Trump an abridged first edition of Winston Churchill’s book, “The Second World War.”
The book, printed in 1959, is presented in a crimson and gold-tooled cover. It features a gold royal cypher, silk endpapers and hand-sewn headbands in the colors of the US flag.
Churchill wrote a series of books on World War II, published between 1948 and 1953, which were written with the help of his own notes and diaries compiled during the conflict. Trump is known to be an admirer of the former prime minister.
The Queen also gave Trump a three-piece pen set, comprising a fountain pen, rollerball pen and ball point pen with a royal cypher, in a presentation box.
Melania Trump, meanwhile, received a specially-commissioned silver box with a handcrafted enamel lid. The box features rose, thistle and shamrock images, as seen in the ceiling pattern in Buckingham Palace’s music room.