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Melania Trump wears Dolce & Gabbana to meet Queen at Buckingham Palace

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 2019-06-03 Sabrina Carder
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President Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrived at Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon for a private lunch with the royals.

The couple were greeted in the grounds by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, who was wearing an all-white ensemble which matched that of the First Lady's.

Melania chose a white dress with navy blue accents on the belt and collar, paired with a matching boater hat by controversial designer Dolce & Gabbana for the highly anticipated meeting.

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Last year the Italian label faced accusations of racial stereotyping for an ad campaign released in China, featuring a Chinese model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks. Since then, many high profile names have steered clear of the brand, but Melania has remained a loyal supporter, hitting headlines for choosing to wear the brand to celebrate Thanksgiving in 2018.

Donald Trump et al. standing on top of a grass covered field: The Trump's arrive at Buckingham Palace (Getty Images) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited The Trump's arrive at Buckingham Palace (Getty Images)

The hat was made by Herve Pierre, who took to Instagram to share a sketch of his creation.

"Here is the sketch of the hat I designed for our First Lady, for her State Visit in England to meet Her Majesty the Queen," said the designer. "Chalk double face wool crepe with a midnight blue biais silk crepe matching the Dolce & Gabbana dress."

Melania first met the Queen last July at Windsor Castle and wore a cream suit by Dior. Today's choice is certainly a less safe option.


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