US First Lady, Melania Trump Steps Out in $2,000 Dress for Hospital Tour in Africa

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The US first lady, Melania Trump traveled to Ghana on Tuesday October 2, 2018. This was her first major international solo trip as First Lady of the United States. Melania Trump

The president’s wife stepped off the plane in a red and white striped shirtdress by Céline and a pair of white Manolo Blahnik heels. A similar version of the dress was found on luxury consignment company The RealReal and has an estimated retail value of $2,300.

According to NBC News, the first lady was welcomed in Ghana with dancing, drumming and a group of children waving U.S. and Ghanaian flags.

After greeting the well-wishers, Trump headed to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. Per The New York Times, Trump learned how babies are cared for at the facility and toured the hospital’s wings. She also reportedly handed out teddy bears wrapped in baby blankets.

The first lady will travel to Malawi, Kenya and Egypt during her visit. The trip aims to help promote her “Be Best” initiative, which focuses on many issues young people face today.

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