Donald Trump Didn't Recognize the Pewter Horse He Gave to the Queen While on a Tour of the Royal Collection
Donald Trump is making headlines after failing to recognize the gift he presented Queen Elizabeth with last year. Fortunately, Melania Trump managed to save the day.
The American First Couple was taken on a tour of the royal artwork on Monday, June 3, 2019, the very first day of their state visit, but Trump started it off on the wrong foot.
While being shown several pieces from the Royal Collection on display at the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, Trump didn't recognize the famous pewter horse.
The Queen is now showing @realDonaldTrump and his wife, Melania, a selection of US artefacts from the @RCT Ivanka is here too, with the Duke and York, as well as Prince Harry. pic.twitter.com/gs2H8VIFFk— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) June 3, 2019
THE FIRST LADY IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE SITUATION
Trump and Melania's state visit serves to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day
According to Tim Knox, the director of the Royal Collection, an attentive Melania remembered that it was the same horse they had given Queen Elizabeth during their last visit.
“We just asked him whether he recognized it and he said 'no' but the First Lady did recognize it, which is rather nice."
Trump was also shown the pewter horse that he’d given the Queen last year in his visit to Windsor. He was asked if he recognised it and he said “no”! Melania came to his rescue and said “I think we gave that to the Queen”. pic.twitter.com/SaIXvhUb7P— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) June 3, 2019
GIFTS FROM THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
Emily Andrews, a royal commentator and expert, shared that the Trumps were presented with a 1959 first edition of "The Second World War" by Winston Churchill, as well as a leather box with the Queen's EIIR cipher and a three-piece Duofold pen set.
The President and the First Lady were scheduled to make the state visit back in 2017, but the trip just kept being delayed.
It has been reported that Trump and Melania's state visit serves to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and to reestablish the close ties between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Upon landing at Stansted Airport, Melania took the opportunity to pay a silent but powerful tribute to D-Day veterans by wearing an ensemble with printed military medals.
The First Lady greeted the crowd wearing her $820 Burberry pussy-bow blouse and knee-length pencil skirt as she was leaving the Air Force One with her husband.
The navy blue and red colored blouse was perfectly matched with a blazer and a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps, which are by now a must when it comes to Melania's fashion style.