The sordid history of Trump’s fake claims about the British royal family

Donald Trump has been celebrating his trip to the UK as a great success. During the official state visit, he attended a banquet and inspected the guard with the queen and other members of the royal family. But now that the visit is over, it’s emerged that Trump has long fabricated stories about the royals to promote his businesses.

Fake, fake, fake

On 5 June, a CNN report emerged showing that, between 1981 and 1995, the US press made several claims that members of the royal family were either “looking into or joining one of Trump’s properties”. This included reports in 1983 that then-newlywed Charles and Diana had plans to purchase an apartment in Trump Tower in New York City. About a decade later, Diana was again said to have been interested in buying a property in one of Trump’s building.

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