Tuesday 17 October 2017

The Trump inauguration: what happens when?

The Capitol in Washington DC as the city prepares for Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Capitol in Washington DC as the city prepares for Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

12:00pm The Trumps and their invited guests will enjoy a private breakfast at Blair House, the president's guesthouse in Washington DC.

13:30pm The Trumps and Mike Pence and his family will attend a religious service at St John's Episcopal Church.

14:30pm President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House for coffee and biscuits. The two couples will then travel together to the Capitol by motorcade.

14:30pm The musical entertainment begins around Capitol Hill.

16:30pm Swearing in ceremony. Mr Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

17:00 p.m. Mr Trump will recite the oath of office, administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G Roberts. He will use President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration Bible, as well as the Bible that Mr Trump's mother gave to him at his Sunday school graduation in 1955. Mr Trump will then deliver his inaugural address.

17:30pm Ceremony ends. Afterwards Mr Trump and Mr Pence will attend the Congressional Lunch in the Capitol Rotunda.

19:00pm Mr Trump will review the US armed forces from the East Front of the Capitol.

20:00pm Inaugural parade. President Trump and Vice-President Pence make their way 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

Midnight The Inaugural Balls. There will be two official balls as well as the Armed Services Ball, which will be held at the National Building Museum. Mr Trump will make remarks at all three events.

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