Obama to make state visit to UK in May

President Obama will travel to the United Kingdom in April on an official state visit, the White House said Thursday.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will visit the UK from May 24-26, press secretary Jay Carney said at his daily briefing.

The trip would ostensibly offer Obama a chance to solidify his relationship with David Cameron, the Conservative Party prime minister in the United Kingdom. Cameron visited the White House last summer.

The two speak often on matters related to international security and consulted most recently about the change in government in Egypt.

The trip will follow the royal wedding set for late April, which the Obamas currently aren't scheduled to attend.