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Melania rescues Trump from embarrassment after he fails to recognise gift he gave Queen less than a year ago

The Independent logo The Independent 04/06/2019 Jane Dalton

Donald Trump had to be rescued from a tricky moment by his wife, Melania, when he failed to recognise a statue at Buckingham Palace that he had given the Queen last summer.

The US president was shown a pewter horse that he gave as a gift when they met in July last year, and was asked whether he recognised it. He replied “no”.

Melania came to his rescue, saying: “I think we gave that to the Queen.”

He had given the thoroughbred statue in polished pewter on his visit to Windsor.

US President Donald Trump  and First Lady Melania Trump © Samir Hussein/WireImage) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

It happened as the Queen was showing the president and First Lady around an exhibition at the palace picture gallery of American artefacts.

Among the items she showed them were aisit.

The president appeared to grasp only the monarch’s fingers in his fist as he was welcomed to the Palace.

Elizabeth II, Donald Trump standing in front of a crowd © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited

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