Donald Trump has branded the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, as nasty after hearing she made critical comments about him during his 2016 election campaign.
When she was working as an actress Meghan Markle described the US president as “misogynistic” and “divisive”.
She added that she would be tempted to move to Canada if he won the US presidential election, Mirror UK reports.
Asked about her comments, Mr Trump told The Sun that he was not aware of comments.
But he said:
“I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
He begins his state visit to the UK on Monday and will meet members of the royal family, including the Queen, but new mother Meghan will not be present.
When asked about the duchess suggesting she would leave America for Canada if he was elected, Mr Trump said: “A lot of people are moving here (to the US).”
Mr Trump said LA-born Meghan will make “a very good” American princess, and said of her joining the royal family:
“It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently. She will be very good. I hope she does (succeed).”
Mr Trump also said he said he was “really loved” in the UK, adding: “I don’t imagine any US president was ever closer to your great land.”
But as with last year’s visit, protesters are planning to take to the streets to express their opposition Mr Trump and his policies.