Melania Trump cradles girl in her arms as she lands in Ghana, Africa for the first time


Melania Trump, 48, has arrived in Africa for her first ever solo international trip.

She arrived at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana.

This is the first country she will visit on the trip to promote her Be Best Campaign.

Pictures showed the First Lady hugging a little girl as she was handed flowers.

All eyes will be on Melania as she makes this trip without her husband.

This morning the Melania Trump wore a £1,300 coat.

The garment was from fashion brand Vince, and was a mid-length suede trench-coat.

Flying via private jet, the First Lady wore dark sunglasses and her enormous wedding ring sparkled on her hand. 

However, Melania had a change of outfit on the plane.

She stepped off the aircraft wearing a red and white striped dress with a pussy bow blouse style neck.

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Why is Melania Trump heading to Africa without husband Donald Trump today?

Melania said on her Twitter account on 28 September: “This year’s #UNGA reception was a success – thank you again to all who attended & @USAID for your support.

“Looking forward to spreading the message of #BeBest & representing the #USA as I travel to #Africa next week – #Ghana, #Malawi, #Kenya & #Egypt.”

She added: “Looking forward to working with @USAID to take my campaign #BeBest to Africa next week.

“Together, we can do great things on behalf of the next generation.”

Melania Trump: Five facts about the USA’s First Lady

Languages

Mum-of-one Melania can speak more languages than any other First Lady before her: English, French, German, Italian, Serbian and of course her mother tongue, Slovenian.

This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.

Religion

After Jacqueline Kennedy, Melania is the second First Lady who is a practising Catholic.

She met Pope Francis as part of a foreign tour with her husband and stepdaughter Ivanka last year.

Career

Melania was a successful model, posing for Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.

Her skills aren’t confined to print, and she appeared in a commercial for Aflac, an American insurance company, in 2005.

Family

Melania’s parents are Amalija Knavs and Viktor Knavs, and the couple live together in Washington.

She has one sister, Ines, who is reported to live in New York and work as an artist.

Charity

On May 7 2018, Melania launched her flagship campaign as First Lady, BE BEST, which The White House describes as “an awareness campaign focused entirely around the well-being of children”.

There are three main strands to the initiative: well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.



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