Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Melania Trump tries her hand at bowls during United Kingdom visit


USA first lady Melania Trump mingled with British veterans and schoolchildren - and had a go at a game of lawn bowls - as she made a solo outing to a historic London retirement home for former soldiers Friday.

The First Lady kept her other accessories to a minimum, doing away with bags and jewellery on Friday.

Since arriving in the United Kingdom on Thursday, Melania Trump has been impressing with her array of outfit choices.

May and Trump wave their respective national flags at Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Mrs Trump was greeted by Mr May as she arrived at the historic address in a police-escorted convoy.

On arrival she also met Lieutenant Colonel Nicky Mott, hospital CEO Gary Lashko and Chelsea pensioners John Riley, Alan Collins and Marjorie Cole.

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He obviously likes me, and says very good things about me. "I think they agree with me on immigration ", he told reporters in Brussels.

She then sat down with three veterans and 10 children for a short group discussion, as part of her "Be Best" campaign, which was rolled out in May and focuses on teaching kindness to children and childhood well-being.

Dressed in a sleeveless dress by British designer and former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham, the first lady held a "Be Best" chat with a group of uniformed schoolchildren and scarlet-coated Pensioners in the hospital's Great Hall.

Mrs Trump helped children make poppies - red paper badges sold annually in the United Kingdom to mark Armistice Day (November 11th) with the proceeds going to the veterans' charity, the Royal British Legion.

After one of her attempts, Mrs. Trump initiated a high five with one of the veterans - known as a Chelsea pensioner - after he gave her effort the thumbs up.

The First Lady, 48, greeted the children with a cheery "Hello!" and a big smile and shook their hands, before asking one of the kids to show her how to assemble a poppy pin.

And while glamorous they may be 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. She concluded her turn by high-fiving one of the Chelsea pensioners. The Daily Express noted that Trump "seemed charmed" by May and "they seemed to be getting along just fine".

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