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Donald Trump has boasted that he had "automatic chemistry" with the Queen during his state visit to the UK this week.

The US president praised the monarch as a "spectacular woman" but said he did not fist-bump her when he arrived at Buckingham Palace.

In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Thursday, Mr Trump also said people had noticed how well he and the Queen had connected.

Image: Donald Trump says the Queen is a spectacular woman

He added: "The meeting with the Queen was incredible, I think I can say I really got to know her because I sat with her many times and we had automatic chemistry, you will understand that feeling.

"It's a good feeling. But she's a spectacular woman."

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Mr Trump, when asked by Fox News' Laura Ingraham if he fist-bumped Her Majesty, said: "I did not, but I had a great relationship, we had a really great time.

Queen Elizabeth II greets US President Donald Trump as he arrives for the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 3, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Trump. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Image: Mr Trump says he didn't fist-bump the Queen

"There are those that say they have never seen the Queen have a better time, a more animated time.

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"We had a period we were talking solid straight, I didn't even know who the other people at the table were, never spoke to them. We just had a great time together."

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