How Donald Trump relies on a 1,000-strong entourage, ‘The Beast’ limousine and a £25m security operation to keep him safe 

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK has begun, and with claims that up to 250,000 protesters will attempt to disrupt proceedings, security arrangements are exceptionally high.

Mr Trump and his wife Melania were met at Stansted Airport in Essex by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday morning. They are accompanied by up to 1,000 staff, a motorcade and multiple helicopters for the trip, following weeks of careful planning by US and UK security teams.

The 20ft inflatable nappy-wearing Donald Trump baby blimp, first seen on the President’s working visit to UK last year, will fly over Parliament Square for two hours from 9am on Tuesday, and a 16ft talking robot of Mr Trump sitting on a gold toilet…

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