Melania Trump scored a style hat-trick on Friday when she showcased her third outfit of the day upon her arrival in Scotland with her husband.
The 48-year-old first lady looked much more ready to enjoy a weekend in the Scottish highlands, having changed out of the elegant pale Dior suit she wore to enjoy afternoon tea with the Queen at Windsor Castle, in favor of a much more casual quilted khaki jacket and a pair of beige trousers.
Ever a fan of adding some glamour to even the simplest of looks, Melania made sure to maintain some fashionable flair in the form of a chic silk neck scarf, large sunglasses, and – of course – her trademark nude high heels; she also carried a high-priced brown Hermes Birkin bag in her left hand.
Thrice as nice! Melania Trump showed off her third outfit of the day as she landed in Scotland with her husband Donald
Low-key: The 48-year-old traded the chic suit she was seen wearing when she boarded Air Force One in favor of a quilted khaki jacket and a pair of beige trousers
Glamour: Melania made sure to maintain some of her fashionable flair in the form of a chic silk neck scarf, large dark sunglasses, her trademark nude heels, and an Hermes Birkin bag
Greetings! Melania managed a small wave to the waiting photographers and crowds before she and Donald made their way down the steps and onto the tarmac at Prestwick Airport
Scoring points? Melania wore a variety of labels throughout the day, including a striped dress by British designer Victoria Beckham in the morning (left) and a British Burberry jacket (right) as part of her final look, modeling a Christian Dior suit (center) when meeting the Queen
Melania appeared to pay tribute to her host country once again through her fashion choices, wearing a $595 jacket by British brand Burberry as part of her third look of the day, having donned a trendy striped $1,910 dress by homegrown designer Victoria Beckham earlier in the day.
The president, meanwhile, opted to keep on the same patriotic suit that he had worn for the outing to meet the British monarch: a navy jacket and trousers matched with a white shirt, and a red-and-blue striped tie.
Just hours after her arrival into Scotland’s Prestwick Airport, Melania made an incredibly elegant impression as she arrived at Windsor Castle to enjoy tea with the Queen wearing her second outfit of the day, having made a quick change out of the funky, fashion-forward ensemble she was seen in earlier on in favor of a more sophisticated suit and classy updo.
The first lady and her husband arrived at Her Majesty’s home, where Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot just a few weeks ago, to an impressive fanfare with dozens of the Queen’s Guard lines up to meet them.
Despite the warm temperatures, which reached a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, Melania opted to show off her fashion chops in a long-sleeved couture suit by French label Christian Dior, having shown her support for her host country earlier in the day by wearing a striped dress by British designer Victoria Beckham.
Adding to the elegance of her classy Dior outfit, Melania swept her long brunette locks up into a loose chignon bun at the back of her head, and traded her sky-high nude Christian Louboutin heels for a more modest, slightly lower pair in the same leg-lengthening shade, this time with a faint snakeskin pattern.
Showing it off: Melania flaunted her pricey Hermes Birkin as she and Trump made their way into a waiting SUV, which will presumably transport them to the family’s golf course at Turnberry, where the first couple will spend the weekend
End of the day: The first lady’s sunglasses seemed to come in handy as she stared into the skyline where the sun was setting
Ready for bed? The former model appeared slightly tired as she landed in Scotland, having had an incredibly busy day
Ladies first: President Trump put a hand on his wife’s back as he showed her to the car
Watchful eye: Several Secret Service agents were located around the vehicle as the first couple made their way towards it
There she goes! The first lady showed off her sky-high heels as she climbed into the SUV
Beaming: Melania offered a big smile and a wave to the photographers as the car pulled away
Despite royal tradition preferring women to wear nude stockings with any leg-baring look, it appears Melania chose to forgo any hosiery, instead keeping her legs bare in the skirt suit, the hemline of which fell just below her knees.
Once at the castle, President Trump inspected the Guard of Honour, formed by one of the Army’s longest serving units, the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, in their red tunics and bearskins; before the first couple and the Queen left their raised tented area to walk among the Guards, they gave a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem was played, with both Donald and Melania putting their right hands over their hearts as a sign of respect.
The Queen, meanwhile, left her hands by her sides.
Ahead of the meeting between the heads of state, Trump spoke of his admiration for the Queen in an interview with The Sun, in which he called her a ‘tremendous woman’, and revealed that Melania was a ‘tremendous fan’ of the monarch.
‘If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake,’ he told the paper.
‘You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman.
Elegant: Melania also made a quick style change on Friday afternoon, changing into a sophisticated Christian Dior suit, and pulling her hair into a classy chignon bun before meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle
Polite: The Queen shook hands with both Melania and Donald, who is the 12th US president she has met during her reign
Something funny? At one point, the Queen cracked a wide smile while talking to Melania about something
Off they go: The Queen’s Guard marched in front of the trio as they looked on at the ceremonial procession
‘My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her.’
During the Queen’s 66-year reign there have been 13 American presidents, from Harry S. Truman to Mr Trump, and she has now met all of them except one, Lyndon B. Johnson.
After the meeting with the monarch, the first couple made their way straight to Stansted Airport, arriving on Marine One, before boarding Air Force One shortly before 7 pm local time.
The pair were seen making their way onto the plane, having arrived on the tarmac holding hands, with Trump saluting the waiting military servicemen as they walked from Marine One over to Air Force One.
It appears the weather may have taken a turn for the chilly; both Donald and Melania looked slightly windswept as they made their way onto the airplane.
They still managed to pause at the top of the stairs however, making sure to wave to the waiting crowds and photographers before walking inside the plane.
Donald and Melania will now spend the weekend in Scotland, at the Trump golf resort at Turnberry, and then return home to the US on Sunday evening.
Keeping her distance: The Queen and President Trump appeared engaged in conversation as he prepared to inspect the Guard of Honour, however Melania remained a few paces behind, allowing them to chat in private
New friend: Melania had her own escort to chat to as the group made their way around the Quadrangle of the castle
Beaming: Both Melania and Donald appeared thrilled to have had the chance to meet Her Majesty the Queen
Fashion-forward: Melania arrived at Stansted in the same pale suit she had worn to meet the Queen, however she then changed her outfit once on-board
Blustery? The pair appeared somewhat windswept as they made their way onto Air Force One, which will fly them to Scotland, where they are spending the weekend
Earlier in the day, the first lady stepped out in a statement dress by British designer Victoria Beckham as she joined Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband Philip for a game of bowls at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The structured striped dress hugged Mrs Trump’s curves as she showed off her sporting skills at the event, which saw her and Philip May taking on the Chelsea Pensioners and some local school children in the game.
But those hoping to emulate Melania’s look can only do so with a Trump sized salary with the dress coming in at an eye-watering $1,910 (£1,550).
She paired the pricey piece with a pair of patent nude Christian Louboutin heels for her morning engagement alongside Philip, while their spouses spent the morning together.
The brand has been a favorite of Melania’s throughout this trip, with the former model showcasing several pairs since her arrival in Europe at the start of the week – deviating from her traditional footwear label of choice, Manolo Blahnik, which has only made one appearance in her tour wardrobe thus far.
But while the shoes may have added some extra glamour to her look, Melania was surely reluctant that she didn’t opt for a more practical pair of shoes as she joined the Chelsea Pensioners and Mr May for a game of bowls on the green.
Fun and games: For her first activity of the day, Melania visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where she enjoyed a game of bowls with some local schoolchildren and the Chelsea Pensioners
Chic: For the sporting event, the first lady chose to wear a Victoria Beckham dress, and a pair of sky-high Christian Louboutin heels, which seemed to cause her no trouble as she joined in the game
Despite her stilettos the mother-of-one was able to take part in the game tottering on the grass as she joined local children for the classic British game.
Her famous brunette locks were blow-dried to perfection framing her face where she opted for a dark smoky eye.
The First Lady kept her other accessories to a minimum, doing away with bags and jewellery on Friday.
Mrs Trump is embarking on her own public appearance as the President and Theresa May carry out engagements ahead of a working lunch at Chequers.
Mrs Trump was greeted by Mr May when she stepped out of her vehicle at the Royal Hospital London today.
On arrival she also met Lieutenant Colonel Nicky Mott, hospital CEO Gary Lashko and Chelsea pensioners John Riley, Alan Collins and Marjorie Cole.
The hospital was founded as a retirement home for soldiers by King Charles II in 1682, and the Chelsea pensioners are famous for their distinctive scarlet coats.