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Donald Trump to publish letter from the King ‘without his permission’



Donald Trump is to publish a personal letter from the King without the monarch’s permission, the Telegraph understands.

The letter will appear in a new book of personal correspondences with world leaders, public figures and celebrities due to be published on Tuesday.

The letter, which was written in 1995 when the King was Prince of Wales, thanks Mr Trump for offering an honorary membership to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

It wishes Mr Trump success in his new private members’ club, which the former president opened after purchasing the mansion, and expressed an interest in visiting.


He also reportedly suggested Mr Trump, who was a property developer at the time, visits his Institute of Architecture in London.

In another letter sent on July 3 1997, a matter of weeks before her death, Diana, Princess of Wales, thanked “Donald” for the flowers he sent her on her birthday

“They truly are quite magnificent, and I am deeply touched that you have thought of me in this special way,” she wrote.

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On July 23 2013, the former prime minister David Cameron responded to a letter from Mr Trump who had been complaining about wind turbines near his Scottish golf courses.


Signing the letter, David, Mr Cameron told Mr Trump that he understood his strong views on wind power.

Explaining that Britain was committed to a “balanced energy mix”, which included renewables, Mr Cameron added: “I do appreciate that wind, in particular, can be contentious for some communities.”

He said: “We have made it clear that the need for renewable energy does not automatically override environmental protections.”

Miss Universe Pageant
The book also contains an exchange of letters between Mr Trump and Vladimir Putin in 2013, announcing the “exciting news” that the Miss Universe Pageant was being brought to Russia.


Inviting Mr Putin to be the guest of honour, Mr Trump added: “I know that our Moscow pageant will be our biggest and best Miss Universe ever, and we are already overwhelmed with a very positive and extensive response from both international and Russian media.”

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Mr Trump added that the Trump organisation had turned down other competing countries who wanted to host the event.

Replying, Mr Putin sent his congratulations on their success in bringing the pageant to Moscow.

“I hope that all the participants in this remarkable event will go home with good memories of their visit to the Russian capital.


He added: “It is a pity that we were not able to have our meeting, but I hope we will be able to talk during one of your upcoming visits to Russia.”

On December 15 2016, with Mr Trump now president-elect, Mr Putin sent his warmest greetings.

Putting down a political marker, Mr Putin added: “Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in recent years, show that the relations between Russia and the US remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world.”

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He added: “I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America, we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner – to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.”


Simon Cowell
The correspondence has its lighter moments including a 2009 letter from Simon Cowell to Mr Trump, accompanying a tape with excerpts from Britain’s Got Talent.

Mr Trump had been in discussions over being involved in an American version of the show.

“I really hope it works out,” Mr Cowell wrote. “I would love you to be on it.”

Letters to Trump is published by Winning Team Publishing, co-founded by Mr Trump.


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