Arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, President Trump was accompanied by wife Melania and his daughter, White House adviser Ivanka as well as her husband Jared on their inaugural visit to the country and his first foreign trip as the President of the United States. Landing at King Khalid International Airport, the group were greeted by His Royal Highness King Salman Al Saud and other senior advisers.
Following in the footsteps of Michelle Obama, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both Ivanka and Melania dressed conservatively but went without headscarves, despite President Trump criticising Michelle Obama previously for not wearing one when she visited the country in 2015.
The First Lady pairs a long-sleeved black jumpsuit with bold gold accessories
Speaking about her visit last week the First Lady admitted she was looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing different cultures on her first official political tour; "I am very excited for the upcoming trip," she said in a statement released on Friday. "This will not just be an opportunity to support my husband as he works on important matters of national security and foreign relations, it will also be my honor to visit and speak with women and children from different countries, with different perspective.”
Spending time at a local school during her stop over, Melania donned a midi-length khaki dress another large waist belt and paired the look with gold platforms.
Arriving at Murabba Palace for the final evening of their tour, Mrs Trump paired a raspberry red cape dress with a diamond necklace and her signature sleek locks.
Ivanka, accompanied by husband Jared who is also a member of Trump's political team, wore a printed maxi dress to meet with Saudi royalty on her first day before changing into a silver detailed gown for an evening event and finishing off her tour with a powder blue suit to meet a select group of female leaders.
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump arrives w/ @FLOTUS Melania at Murabba Palace, escorted by King Salman for a great tour. #POTUSAbroad #قمة_الرياض pic.twitter.com/y7nBcd7qvn— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) May 20, 2017
The tour will take the President and his entourage across five countries in the Middle East and Europe over the next nine days with official visits planned in Brussels, Rome and Sicily.
Today I met with Saudi Arabian women leaders and learned directly of their accomplishments, challenges & vision for the future. #POTUSAbroad pic.twitter.com/npimDyD95u— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 21, 2017