Donald Trump feasts on beef and vanilla ice cream as he hosts Prince Charles and Camilla at plush dinner

DONALD Trump feasted on beef and vanilla ice cream as he hosted Prince Charles and Camilla at a plush dinner on the final evening of the President's state visit to Britain.

The Prince of Wales represented the Queen at last night's glam event hosted by the US ambassador at which European food was washed down with a Californian red.

The Duke of Cornwall was accompanied by wife Camilla at the gathering at Winfield House in Regent's Park.

The official residence of ambassador Woody Johnson has been owned by the US since 1955.

The royal couple posed for pictures with Donald and Melania Trump outside the house after arriving from their own home, Clarence House.

Tuesday night's dinner was a formal "reply" to last night's state banquet, allowing Mr Trump to repay Her Majesty's hospitality.

The President was placed between Theresa May and Prince Charles, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the PM's other side.

European food and American wine for Trump and Charles

PRINCE Charles enjoyed a European menu served alongside American wine during dinner with Donald Trump.

Wine from a Californian winery that has supplied the White House for decades was served at the gathering.

Iron Horse Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the winery's "rising star", were poured, while guests also sipped a 2005 Brut Reserve.

They dined on a menu with European influences, including a salad of heritage tomatoes and burrata, a soft cheese from Italy and a traditional British main course of fillet of beef.

Pommes Anna, a dish originating from France, accompanied the meat along with watercress puree, celeriac and chantenay carrots.

For dessert, attendees feasted on a simple dish of summer berries and vanilla ice cream, finished off with a muscovado sugar tuile.

Lavish decorations included a centrepiece of cream roses on each circular table, which were covered with tablecloths patterned with flowers and birds, and laid with gold decorated plates and gold cutlery.

Gold candlesticks flanked the floral displays, while the six tables were surrounded by gold chairs.

The Prince of Wales and Mr Trump were seen toasting each other at the start of proceedings.

Melania Trump – dressed in a £5,600 Givenchy ballgown – was between the Duchess of Cornwall and Philip May.

The First Lady matched her dress with square diamond earrings and a pair of red heels.

The President's children also turned out for the dinner with Ivanka donning a glamorous white one-shoulder dress and her brothers kitted out in black tie.

Guests dined on a tomato salad followed by grilled fillet of beef and summer berries with homemade vanilla ice cream.

Ahead of tonight's dinner Mr Johnson said: "Tonight, my wife and I will be honored to welcome special guests to Winfield House – America’s home in Britain.

"A beautiful venue to celebrate a beautiful friendship."

Mr Trump spent most of today in talks with Theresa May, starting with a breakfast briefing including top business leaders.

The two leaders then met again at 10 Downing Street and shared lunch at the PM's home.

Finally they held a joint press conference where the President vowed to strike a "phenomenal" trade deal with Britain after Brexit.

In the afternoon Mr Trump invited Brexiteers including Nigel Farage and Iain Duncan Smith for informal talks at Winfield House.

Tomorrow he will attend D-day commemoration events in Portsmouth alongside other world leaders.

After saying goodbye to the Queen, the President flies to Ireland to visit his golf course there.

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