Melania Trump fought the wind in a $ 3900 Calvin Klein shirt dress that clung to her legs and tore at the hem when she boarded Marine One on the southern lawn of the White House on Friday.
The 49-year-old first lady and her husband, President Donald Trump, 72, will spend Memorial Day weekend in Japan during their four-day state visit to Tokyo, which is linked to the throne rise of the new Japanese emperor.
Although she went abroad, Melania paid tribute to American culture with her white dress with button closure and postcards with images from the West.
Americana: Melania Trump, 49, wore a $ 3900 Calvin Klein shirt dress with postcards from the American West to fly to Japan with her husband, Donald Trump, on Friday
Windy: The first lady fought the breeze as her dress clung to her legs and tore through the hem as the sunlight shone through
Seeing it? It was reminiscent of the famous backlit background of the late Princess Diana who wore a see-through skirt, taken when she was Prince Charles' girlfriend in 1980
The former model had a bit of a Princess Diana moment when the breeze touched her dress and made it stick to her legs as she walked to Marine One with her husband.
The scene was reminiscent of the famous backlit photo of the late lady wearing a see-through skirt, taken when Prince Charles's girlfriend at the time was working at a nursery in Pimlico at the end of 1980.
Although the wind caught the hem of her white dress, the first lady was flawlessly put together.
She combined her A-line dress with a thin belt that cinched her waist and a pair of navy-blue Christian Louboutin heels.
Melania wore her highlighted brown hair along her shoulders and she protected her eyes from the sun with dark sunglasses.
President Trump spoke to reporters on the White House lawn as he prepared for this trip to Japan, saying that the US will strengthen its military presence in the Middle East by another 1,500 soldiers.
Extra details added: Melania combined her A-line dress with a thin belt that cinched her waist and a pair of navy blue Christian Louboutin heels
Cordial: the president and the first lady walked with their arms around each other's backs as they walked across the White House South Lawn to board Marine One
One final goodbye: As Melania walked up the stairs, Donald turned and gave the crowd a thumb, watching their departure
He noted that the troops have a & # 39; largely protective & # 39; play a role.
Donald and Melania turned out to be in a good mood as they crossed the North Lawn together for their short Marine One helicopter flight to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
The two walked with their arms around each other, but parted temporarily when Melania stepped aboard the helicopter.
When the first lady came up the stairs, the president turned around and gave the crowd a thumb as she watched their departure.
Donald, wearing a navy suit and a long red tie, led the way to Air Force One after they landed in Maryland.
The wind kept knocking through Melania & # 39; s dress as she followed her husband across the asphalt.
Precaution: The first lady kept her dress closed when she left Marine One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland prior to their flight to Japan
Breezy: Melania lets the wind run through her dress as she walks over the asphalt
En route: Donald, wearing a navy suit and a long red tie, led the way to Air Force One after they landed in Maryland
Although they were walking together on the stairs of the plane, President Trump was a little ahead of his wife when they reached the top.
Both turned around and waved before they went to Air Force One for their international flight.
The president and the first lady are the first state guests of emperor Naruhito, who took the Chrysanthemum throne on 1 May after the early abdication of his father.
The US President will hold bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and deliver a speech on Memorial Day to troops stationed at an American naval base in Yokosuka before he and Melania return to Washington, D.C.
This is the first time President Trump has not been to the United States during the holiday honoring fallen soldiers.
In 2017 and 2018 he made comments at Arlington National Cemetery, where he also laid a wreath at the grave of the unknown soldier in both years.
Honor: The president and the first lady are the first state guests of Emperor Naruhito, who took the Chrysanthemum throne on 1 May after the early abdication of his father
Abandoned: Donald and Melania both turned around and waved before they went to Air Force One for their international flight
Donald stopped in the cemetery earlier this week to honor soldiers who lost their lives while serving in the army.
During the long weekend, he will be the guest of honor at cultural events designed to flatter the visiting leader – including a sumo wrestling tournament, where he will offer the winner a prize – and demonstrate the power of friendship between nations.
At the naval base, he is expected to inspect one of the largest warships in Japan, the JS Kaga, which is set up as the first real aircraft carrier in the country since 1945.
& # 39; As Japan's first host country after the rise of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on May 1, this president's visit really comes at a historic moment in Japan and shows that the alliance between the United States and Japan has never been has been so strong, & # 39; a senior White House official told press prior to the first couple's visit.
& # 39; The alliance is the cornerstone of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region & # 39 ;, the US official added. & # 39; The United States & # 39; and Japan's shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific serve as the basis for a global partnership that strengthens security, prosperity and a rule-based order around the world. & # 39;
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