From recent reports Prince Harry is “not a fan” of the President to Mr Trump's old tweets about Kate Middleton which recently resurfaced, there are a number of points of potential discomfort for the state trip which tends to involve a banquet with the Queen and a stay at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.
Theresa May not only shocked many but broke diplomatic tradition when she invited the billionaire property mogul on an official state visit on behalf of the Queen last week.
Mr Trump’s mother might be from Scotland and he might be said to be a “massive anglophile”, but there are manifold reasons the visit could not be the smoothest of affairs behind the scenes. Here is a selection of the potential points of tension during the no doubt grand occasion:
Prince Harry is reportedly “not a fan” of Mr Trump
A source who is said to be close to the royal told US Weekly, the Prince “is not a fan” of the former reality TV star. They also said: “Harry thinks the president is a serious threat to human rights”.
A second source claimed the royal has “often been vocal” about his feelings towards Mr Trump since the Republican announced his presidential bid in 2015.
A palace spokesperson declined to comment on the matter to The Independent, saying: “By long-standing convention, we never comment on reports from unnamed sources of purported private conversations involving members of the royal family.”
The controversial orders Donald Trump has already issued
The controversial orders Donald Trump has already issued
1/8 Trump and the media
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer takes questions during the daily press briefing
2/8 Trump and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Union leaders applaud US President Donald Trump for signing an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington DC
3/8 Trump and the Mexico wall
People protest against US President Donald Trump's inauguration next to a fake wall with a Mexican national flag and a dummy representing him in Mexico City
4/8 Trump and the Mexico wall
A US Border Patrol vehicle sits waiting for illegal immigrants at a fence opening near the US-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. The number of incoming immigrants has surged ahead of the upcoming Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, who has pledged to build a wall along the US-Mexico border
5/8 Trump and abortion
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Chief of Staff Reince Priebus looks on in the Oval Office of the White House
6/8 Trump and the Dakota Access pipeline
Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally as they protest US President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Columbus Circle in New York. US President Donald Trump signed executive orders reviving the construction of two controversial oil pipelines, but said the projects would be subject to renegotiation
7/8 Trump and the Dakota Access pipeline
US actress and political activist Jane Fonda attends a rally with opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines as they protest US President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Columbus Circle in New York
8/8 Trump and 'Obamacare'
Nancy Pelosi who is the minority leader of the House of Representatives speaks beside House Democrats at an event to protect the Affordable Care Act in Los Angeles, California. The Republican-led US Senate has launched their much-anticipated effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act by passing a budget blueprint which would allow them to begin rolling back the health care reforms
Mr Trump once claimed he could have sex with Princess Diana
In a 1997 interview unearthed by BuzzFeed last year, Mr Trump and radio shock jock host Howard Stern discussed the late Princess Diana’s attractiveness and whether Mr Trump would have been able to “nail” Diana.
In the interview which was held shortly after she was killed in a car crash, Mr Trump claimed Diana had sent him the “most beautiful, warm letter” after he did her a personal favour and sent her some flowers. “Why do people think it’s egotistical of you to say you could’ve gotten with Lady Di?” Stern subsequently asked Mr Trump. “You could’ve gotten her, right? You could’ve nailed her.”
Mr Trump retorted: “I think I could have.”
However, in an interview with Piers Morgan last year, Mr Trump denied having any romantic interest in the Princess.
Mr Trump’s old tweets about Kate Middleton
As has become routine, one of the President’s old tweets has recently come back to haunt him and this one is about the Duchess of Cambridge. In 2012, Mr Trump weighed in on the furore around the publication of topless photos of Middleton, saying the royal only had herself to blame for the photos being taken.
“Kate Middleton is great - but she shouldn't be sunbathing in the nude - only herself to blame,” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter at the time, prompting criticism.
Prince Charles and Mr Trump are reportedly engaged in a diplomatic row about climate change
While Mr Trump is a vocal climate change sceptic, Prince Charles is an outspoken environmentalist. The stark difference in standpoint is reported to be a growing sore spot.
The Sunday Times recently reported members of the Republican politician’s staff have warned Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth’s son, should not “lecture” the President on climate change during the state visit in case the unpredictable politician “erupts” in response.
On top of this, at the end of last year, Prince Charles issued a warning over the “rise of populism” in a veiled apparent reference to Mr Trump’s presidential victory and the rise of the far-right in Europe. Although he did not mention any politicians by name, he said there were “deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s” and “evil” religious persecution was occurring across the world.