'Tremendous fan' Melania Trump meets Queen Elizabeth in shell-pink Dior

Donald and Melania Trump visited Windsor Castle on Friday for tea with Queen Elizabeth II, and the first lady is apparently a “tremendous fan” of the British monarch.

The afternoon event marked the first meeting between the Trumps and the British royals (save for last fall, when Melania and Prince Harry met in Canada during her first solo trip abroad), and it is, according to the president, a highlight for Melania. “My wife is a tremendous fan of hers. She has got a great and beautiful grace about her,” POTUS told the U.K. Sun Friday. 

The Trumps landed at Windsor by helicopter and were treated to an arrival ceremony with the Queen and the Guard of Honor, with Melania looking regal in a Dior shell-pink skirt suit and her hair styled in an updo. Almost immediately, the president made headlines for not bowing to the Queen, a tradition that even palace officials have determined is “not necessary.” 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2R) stands with US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2L) on the dias in the Quadrangle listening to a band of guardsmen play the US national anthem during a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on July 13, 2018 for an engagement with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on the second day of Trump's UK visit. - US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, plunging the transatlantic 'special relationship' to a new low as they prepared to meet Friday on the second day of his tumultuous trip to Britain. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump on their arrival at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on July 13, 2018 on the second day of Trump's UK visit. - US President Donald Trump on Friday played down his extraordinary attack on Britain's plans for Brexit, praising Prime Minister Theresa May and insisting bilateral relations 'have never been stronger', even as tens of thousands protested in London against his visit. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2R) stands with US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (2L) on the dias in the Quadrangle during a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on July 13, 2018 for an engagement with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on the second day of Trump's UK visit. - US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, plunging the transatlantic 'special relationship' to a new low as they prepared to meet Friday on the second day of his tumultuous trip to Britain. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Queen Elizabeth II greets President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018 in Windsor, England. Her Majesty welcomed the President and Mrs Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the Castle. A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem was played. The Queen and the President inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. The President and First Lady then joined Her Majesty for tea at the Castle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands with US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump on their arrival at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on July 13, 2018 on the second day of Trump's UK visit. - US President Donald Trump on Friday played down his extraordinary attack on Britain's plans for Brexit, praising Prime Minister Theresa May and insisting bilateral relations 'have never been stronger', even as tens of thousands protested in London against his visit. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II listens to the US national anthem with US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on July 13, 2018 on the second day of Trump's UK visit. - US President Donald Trump on Friday played down his extraordinary attack on Britain's plans for Brexit, praising Prime Minister Theresa May and insisting bilateral relations 'have never been stronger', even as tens of thousands protested in London against his visit. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Queen Elizabeth II, President of the United States, Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania Trump walk from the Quadrangle after inspecting an honour guard at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018 in Windsor, England. Her Majesty welcomed the President and Mrs Trump at the dais in the Quadrangle of the Castle. A Guard of Honour, formed of the Coldstream Guards, gave a Royal Salute and the US National Anthem was played. The Queen and the President inspected the Guard of Honour before watching the military march past. The President and First Lady then joined Her Majesty for tea at the Castle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
The First Lady Melania Trump gets out of a Range Rover before being met by Britain's Queen Elizabeth as she arrives with the U.S. President for tea at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
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Of the 92-year-old monarch, Trump also said, “I really look forward to meeting her. I think she represents her country so well. If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. You don’t see, like, anything embarrassing. She is just an incredible woman.”

After attending the NATO Summit in Belgium, where Melania wore a navy blue Calvin Klein fit-and-flare dress and white Christian Louboutin heels, the first family arrived in England Thursday, where their itinerary included a state dinner with Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip, a tour of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and a press conference to discuss foreign policy. 

The first couple landed at Stansted Airport in Essex, with Melania disembarking in a $1,365 taupe dress by Roland Mouret (just one day after Meghan Markle wore the brand in Ireland), amid massive protests in London, which included a blimp depicting the president and signs that read “World’s #1 racist” and an “American psycho.”

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US President Donald Trump (C), Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US First Lady Melania Trump pose ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an 'extraordinary relationship' and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. (Photo by Aleksey Nikolskyi / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an 'extraordinary relationship' and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. (Photo by Aleksey NIKOLSKYI / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI/AFP/Getty Images)
Jenni Haukio (L), spouse of Finland's President, and Melania Trump, wife of US President, react as they pose at the Mantyniemi Presidential Residence in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018, ahead a meeting of the US President and his Russian counterpart. (Photo by Martti Kainulainen / Lehtikuva / AFP) / Finland OUT (Photo credit should read MARTTI KAINULAINEN/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, US First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May stand on the steps in the Great Court to watch the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards perform a ceremonial welcome as they arrive for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, west of London, on July 12, 2018, on the first day of President Trump's visit to the UK. - The four-day trip, which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private weekend in Scotland, is set to be greeted by a leftist-organised mass protest in London on Friday. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, US First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May stand on the steps in the Great Court to watch the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards perform a ceremonial welcome as they arrive for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, west of London, on July 12, 2018, on the first day of President Trump's visit to the UK. - The four-day trip, which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private weekend in Scotland, is set to be greeted by a leftist-organised mass protest in London on Friday. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, US First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May stand on the steps in the Great Court to watch the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards perform a ceremonial welcome as they arrive for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, west of London, on July 12, 2018, on the first day of President Trump's visit to the UK. - The four-day trip, which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private weekend in Scotland, is set to be greeted by a leftist-organised mass protest in London on Friday. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, US First Lady Melania Trump and Philip May stand on the steps in the Great Court to watch the bands of the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards perform a ceremonial welcome as they arrive for a black-tie dinner with business leaders at Blenheim Palace, west of London, on July 12, 2018, on the first day of President Trump's visit to the UK. - The four-day trip, which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private weekend in Scotland, is set to be greeted by a leftist-organised mass protest in London on Friday. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
French first lady Brigitte Macron and U.S. first lady Melania Trump talk ahead of NATO spouses dinner at the park of the Cinquantenaire during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump react as they pose for a group photo in the park of the Cinquantenaire, during a NATO Summit, in central Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrive for a working dinner at the Park of the Cinquantenaire, during the NATO summit, Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with U.S. first lady Melania Trump in the Park of the Cinquantenaire, during the NATO summit, Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrive for a group photo in the park of the Cinquantenaire, during a NATO Summit, in central Brussels, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and France's first lady Brigitte Macron, Belgian Prime Minister's partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev's partner Desislava Radeva, Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan, Jens Stoltenberg's spouse Ingrid Schulerud and Luxemburg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's husband, Gauthier Destenay, attend a concert at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and France's first lady Brigitte Macron attend a concert at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and France's first lady Brigitte Macron share a moment as they attend a concert at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One as they arrive at Melsbroek Air Base in Haachtsesteenweg on July 10, 2018. - US President Donald Trump has arrived in Brussels on the eve of a tense NATO summit where he is set to clash with allies over defence spending. Trump arrived on Air Force One at Melsbroek military airport, shortly after saying on Twitter that NATO allies should 'reimburse' the United States for spending on the alliance. (Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
- Arriv� �Melsbroek de Donald J. Trump & Melania TRump , Pr�ident des Etats-Unis d'Am�ique, en visite dans la capitale pour la r�nion de l'Otan - G7: aankomst in Melsbroek van Donald J. Trump, President van de Verenigde Staten van Amerika 10/7/2018 pict. by Philip Reynaers � Photo News via Getty Images)
- Arriv� �Melsbroek de Donald J. Trump & Melania TRump , Pr�ident des Etats-Unis d'Am�ique, en visite dans la capitale pour la r�nion de l'Otan - G7: aankomst in Melsbroek van Donald J. Trump, President van de Verenigde Staten van Amerika 10/7/2018 pict. by Philip Reynaers � Photo News via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump disembark from Air Force One as they arrive at Melsbroek Air Base in Haachtsesteenweg on July 10, 2018. - US President Donald Trump has arrived in Brussels on the eve of a tense NATO summit where he is set to clash with allies over defence spending. Trump arrived on Air Force One at Melsbroek military airport, shortly after saying on Twitter that NATO allies should 'reimburse' the United States for spending on the alliance. (Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump get into an armoured vehicle after disembarking from Air Force One at Melsbroek Air Base in Haachtsesteenweg on July 10, 2018. - US President Donald Trump has arrived in Brussels on the eve of a tense NATO summit where he is set to clash with allies over defence spending. Trump arrived on Air Force One at Melsbroek military airport, shortly after saying on Twitter that NATO allies should 'reimburse' the United States for spending on the alliance. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One ahead of the NATO Summit, at Brussels Military Airport in Melsbroek, Belgium July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One as they depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S. July, 10, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with the news media, with first lady Melania Trump standing beside him, before boarding Marine One for travel to Europe from the White House, in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with the news media, with first lady Melania Trump standing beside him, before boarding Marine One for travel to Europe from the White House, in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Marine One for travel to Europe from the White House, in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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On Thursday evening, to attend a dinner at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, the first lady made an impression wearing an off-the-shoulder, yellow J. Mendel gown and silk Manolo Blahnik pumps, drawing comparisons to Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  

On Thursday, for a meeting with British Army veterans at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, England, Melania color-blocked in a blue-tan-and-and orange dress by Victoria Beckham.

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