Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain is reportedly planning to personally invited President-elect Donald Trump to England for a state visit next year, according to the Sunday Times.
The Queen is expected to extend her invitation to Trump shortly after his inauguration on Jan. 20. The visit is expected to take place sometime next summer.
The meeting is an attempt to ensure that the U.S. and England maintain their excellent diplomatic relationship. According to the Times, England's government considers the Queen to be their "secret weapon" to maintain London's close ties with Washington.
And given that England is preparing to leave the European Union sometime next year, England's government expects the relationship between the U.S. and Britain to strengthen as London looks to enter into bilateral trade deals with the U.S.
Trump has already extended his hand to Britain's government after he invited British Prime Minister Theresa May for a stateside visit shortly following his Election Day victory, according to The Hill.
"The Prime Minister and President-elect Trump agreed that the US-UK relationship was very important and very special, and that building on this would be a priority for them both," the British Embassy said of Trump's call with May.