Melania Trump welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks beside first lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One and departing the White House, on July 9.

As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, his wife chatted amiably with some of their spouses at a music conservatory in a wooded park in Waterloo, near the Belgian capital. Klein is an all-American fashion house, but its chief creative officer, Raf Simons, is Belgian.

The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel is a training center for gifted young musicians housed in a modernistic glass building in the middle of a park outside of Brussels, where the summit is taking place.

Trump and his wife were expected to attend a dinner Wednesday at the Art & History Museum overlooking a large park, the Parc du Cinquantenaire. The president does not drink alcohol. The couple travels next to Britain, where planned engagements include tea with Queen Elizabeth, and to Helsinki, Finland, where the USA president is to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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A guard of honour, comprised of the Coldstream Guards, will give a royal salute and the Star-Spangled Banner will also be played. Vickers added: "He would be wise not to attempt to kiss her, and I don't expect for a moment that he will".

While her husband discussed world affairs and openly critiqued his European counterparts at NATO headquarters, Trump smiled warmly at multiple photo opportunities, greeting Amelie Derbaudrenghien, who is the partner of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Ingrid Schulerud, wife of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

First lady Melania Trump embarked on a European tour with her husband, President Donald Trump, this past week for diplomatic visits throughout several countries in Europe.

According to CNN, Melania was joined by the other 10 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spouses, all of them wives and one husband - First Gentleman of Luxembourg Gauthier Destenay. Melania enjoyed "a concert, a chocolate tasting by the Belgian royal family's official chocolatier and a fashion display that included hats by Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne".

Like usual, Ms. Trump stayed true to her personal style of dressing-while the French First Lady's outfit embodied her and her husband's progressive attitudes, both socially and politically. After the speeches, there was a concert of Hubay, Tchaikovsky, and Piazzolla. Catching themselves, they smiled and kept on listening.

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