Melania Trump Pays Homage to London in Stunning Midi Dress for UK State Visit

June 3, 2019 Updated: June 3, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump turned heads as she walked out of the White House in a stunning cream dress on June 2 to board her flight to the UK for a three-day state visit.

The first lady’s choice of dress, a silk midi dress from Gucci, is a nod to the most populated English metropolis, as the dress is adorned with orange and green illustrations of iconic locations in London, including Big Ben and London Bridge.

The dress, which is priced at $4,400, also features the famous London double-decker bus in the print and gold tone buttons of the brand. The first lady completed the look with a green wide belt and beige stiletto pumps.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 2, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump walks to meet President Donald Trump before departing the White House, in Washington on June 2, 2019. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 2, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House on June 2, 2019. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Trumps landed in London, along with the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, and two of his top advisers on June 3.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on June 3, 2019. (Toby Melville/Pool/Reuters)

After landing, President Trump wrote on Twitter, “I look forward to being a great friend to the United Kingdom, and am looking very much forward to my visit.”

They were greeted by a smiling Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

The schedule during Trump’s visit includes a formal dinner with the queen, tea with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as a tour of Westminster Abbey.

The centerpiece of the president’s visit will be two days to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, likely the last significant commemoration most veterans of the 1944 battle will see.

The anniversary events will begin in Portsmouth, England, where the invasion was launched, and then move to Normandy, France, where Allied forces began to recapture Western Europe from the Nazis.

On June 3, the Queen gave the Trumps a tour of the Royal Collection, one of the largest collections of art and other objects in the world. She also gifted President Trump a three-piece Duofold pen set using an obsidian design that was made exclusively for the queen and the first edition of former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s book “The Second World War,” and a specially commissioned silver box with a handcrafted enamel lid to Melania.

Not long ago, the first lady turned heads during her state visit to Japan. Melania wore an elegant white Carolina Herrera dress, priced at $4,290, when she visited Japan’s Akasaka State Guest House on May 27. She spent the day immersing herself in Japanese traditional culture with the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Akie Abe.

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First Lady Melania Trump arrives at the Japanese style annex inside the State Guest House in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave after meeting head of state Naruhito and his wife Masako at the royal palace in Tokyo, Japan, on May 27, 2019. (Carl Court – Pool/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe
First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, smile while walking together at Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Japan, on May 27, 2019. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

The dress, at mid-calf length and with a slightly flared style, features an embroidered floral design that runs diagonally down the front from right to left. She completed the look with a pair of red stiletto pumps.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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