Melania Trump made sure she was hard to miss as she arrived in London on Monday night wearing a scarlet coat – just hours after video showed her husband seemingly forgetting her as he made his way out of the White House towards Marine One.
The first lady, 49, looked incredibly glamorous as the first couple touched down in the UK, despite the long flight, having changed during the journey, swapping a dark overcoat for a vibrant Calvin Klein number that ensured she stood out from the crowd when they exited Air Force One together.
In a scene that was markedly different from their departure from D.C. – when the President was seen walking briskly towards Marine One without his wife, before turning back to wait for her to catch up, Melania and her husband put on a show of solidarity as they exited the presidential plane hand-in-hand.
A show of solidarity: Melania and Donald Trump held hands as they left Air Force One late on Monday night after arriving in the UK
Together again! The first couple’s hand-in-hand arrival came just a few hours after the president, 73, appeared to forget his wife while exiting the White House
Lady in red! The 49-year-old first lady made sure she was hard to miss as she stepped out in a bright scarlet coat
Chic: Melania also appeared to have had a glam session onboard Air Force One
Swish swish: The mother-of-one’s hair looked as though it had been freshly blow dried
Despite the cold winter weather in the UK, Melania went bare-legged in her long red coat, which fell to just below her knee, and was cinched in at the waist with a belt.
She kept the collar popped up, no doubt to provide extra protection against the bitter chill, while finishing off the look with some simple black patent leather heels.
It appears as though the first lady made some time for a quick glam squad session onboard Air Force One too; when she arrived in the UK, Melania showed off long, freshly-blown out locks, as well as a dark smokey eye.
Her beauty look was topped off with a slick of nude-pink lipstick.
The first couple’s arrival in the UK came just hours before the president was due to attend a NATO summit, and not long after a video of the couple was called out online because it seemed to show the president forgetting the first lady entirely.
The clip of their departure shows Trump walking quickly across the White House Lawn towards Marine One, while sheltering under an umbrella, before pausing just ahead of the steps of the aircraft to turn and look for his wife.
He then waits alongside the helicopter for Melania to catch up.
Greetings! President Trump waved as he exited the aircraft just ahead of his wife
Patient: He then waited for his wife to walk alongside him before taking her hand so they could walk down the stairs together
Why so serious? Both Melania and Donald had very somber expressions on their faces as they walked down the steps
Raring to go: The first couple is due to attend a dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night, which will be hosted by the Queen
All good: Trump flashed a thumbs up at the cameras as the couple made their way to a waiting vehicle, under the watchful eye of the Secret Service
Flash of color: Melania showed off a hint of matching red on the soles of her Christian Louboutin heels
However, if she was at all put out by her husband’s behavior, the First Lady certainly didn’t show it, and she instead walked quickly across the wet grass to join the President, who then waited for her to board Marine One ahead of him.
However, the incident didn’t appear to phase Melania, who was all smiles as she left the White House, despite the gloomy weather, as she prepared to make the trip to London to meet again with Queen Elizabeth II at a NATO reception.
Although it was raining, Melania was all smiles when acknowledging cameras while holding a black umbrella to protect her curled brunette locks from getting wet before boarding Marine One – after her husband seemingly forgot about her as he made his way to the helicopter.
Melania bundled up in a black peacoat when leaving, and she paired the jacket with black suede heeled boots.
The all-black ensemble exuded the perfect balance of stylish and cozy in preparation for the longer flight to London. And the first lady appeared in high spirits in anticipation of her work week taking place overseas for the next couple of days.
Trump stayed with his signature look by departing the White House wearing a navy blue suit with a light blue tie underneath ahead of the flight.
Grin and bear it: Melania, 49, was pictured leaving the White House on Monday morning and was all smiles despite the rainy weather
Happy Monday! She dressed in an all-black ensemble with a peacoat jacket, suede heeled boots, and an umbrella due to the rainy Washington, D.C. weather
Forget something? Video from the couple’s departure shows the President walking off towards Marine One, apparently unaware that his wife was not with him
Playing catch up: Having almost reached the steps of the helicopter, Trump seemed to realize that Melania was not with him, and he turned around to wait for her
There she is: Melania soon caught up to her husband, after walking quickly across the wet White House Lawn
Ready to go: Queen Elizabeth II is set to host a dinner Tuesday evening at Buckingham Palace for everyone attending the NATO summit, including Melania and Trump
Explosive: An unauthorized biography about Melania’s life is set to release on Tuesday while she and Trump will be in London
Melania and the president will land in London late Monday evening just in time for the two-day summit starting on Tuesday, which will include time for Melania to meet again with Queen Elizabeth.
On Tuesday evening, Queen Elizabeth is set to host a dinner at Buckingham Palace for the NATO summit in honor of the alliance’s 70th anniversary. Included on the guest list will be world leaders, other NATO officials, and spouses.
It remains unclear what other meetings will be on the first lady’s agenda when attending the NATO summit with Trump.
The two-day summit comes as an unauthorized biography tiled ‘Free Melania’, written by CNN’s Kate Bennett, is set to release on Tuesday about the first lady and her life both during and before her time in the White House.
Revelations include why the first lady wore that infamous ‘I really don’t care, do u’ jacket, new details on the severity of her May 2018 health crisis, behind-the-scene details of her White House life, and an examination of the first lady’s relationship with Ivanka Trump.
The 288-page book also claims Melania sleeps in a separate bedroom on a different floor from her husband in the White House.
And the first lady has her own suite of rooms in the White House on a separate floor from the president’s.
Festive spirit: On Sunday, Melania unveiled the White House Christmas decorations
Display: In a nearly one-minute-long video posted to Twitter Melania enjoys the work of the volunteers, who helped to decorate the residence
Her life: A biography titled ‘Free Melania’, written by CNN’s Kate Bennett, is due to be released today and will detail Melania’s life including her commitment to her son, Barron
President Trump is on the second floor while Melania is on the third floor, in the two-room space formerly occupied by Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson.
The first lady also has a ‘glam room,’ where she does her hair and makeup, and a private gym with a Pilates machine, the book reveals.
Melania’s 13-year-old son, Barron Trump, also appears to be the main priority for the first lady when dictating her duties. In 2017, she delayed moving into the White House so Barron could finish out his school year in New York.
The child, who makes minimal public appearances with his family, was pictured leaving with his parents last Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, California.
The first son towered over both his parents while wearing a black T-shirt tucked into black pants, and he topped off the edgy look with a black bomber jacket and matching New Balance sneakers.
His wavy brown hair was cut shorter on the sides and looked to be styled with either hairspray or gel.
Barron appears to be even taller than the last time he was photographed, though his impressive height should come as no surprise. His father is 6 feet, 3 inches, while his mother is 5 feet, 11 inches.