Where is Melania Trump? First lady, Queen Rania visit DC girls charter school

First lady Melania Trump toured a Washington, D.C. charter school with Jordan's Queen Rania on Wednesday, during the queen's first White House visit in 2017.

As U.S. President Donald Trump and Jordan's King Abdullah II held a meeting and joint White House press conference, Melania Trump and Queen Rania toured Excel Academy, where they said hello to students in classrooms and participated in a listening session. Excel Academy is DC's first and only public charter school for girls, located in southeast Washington.

Upon entering the pre-K-through-eighth-grade school, the former model and Jordanian royal were reportedly greeted by students holding bouquets of flowers.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Jordan?s Queen Rania speak with students and administrators at the Excel Academy public charter school in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. first lady Melania Trump watches as eighth grade art students paint at the Excel Academy public charter school in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
اطلعت مع السيدة الأولى ميلانيا ترامب يوم أمس على البرامج التي تقدمها مدرسة أكاديمية إكسيل الحكومية للفتيات والمخصصة لتناسب المتطلبات التعليمية للطالبات #الأردن #حب_الأردن #امريكا #واشنطن A memorable visit to the Excel Academy Public Charter School for girls with First Lady Melania Trump! It’s wonderful to witness the school’s dedication to creating programs specifically tailored to meet girls’ educational needs #Jordan #LoveJO #USA #Washington #DC
U.S. first lady Melania Trump (L) and Jordan?s Queen Rania are greeted by students as they arrive at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and U.S. first lady Melania Trump are greeted by a student during a visit the Excel Academy public charter school in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. first lady Melania Trump is greeted by a student as she arrives at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. first lady Melania Trump (L), U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (C), and Jordan?s Queen Rania arrive for a tour of Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. first lady Melania Trump, Jordan?s Queen Rania, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visit Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. first lady Melania Trump (L) and Jordan?s Queen Rania speak with fifth-grade science students during a visit at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. first lady Melania Trump watches as eight-grade art students paint at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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"That's so beautiful, thank you," Melania Trump said, hugging student Danielle Chatman.

Trump and Queen Rania visited an 8th grade art class and 5th grade science class, where students were respectively working on watercolor paintings and dissecting owl pellets.

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"We believe that in educating a girl, we educate a family, we educate a community," school CEO Deborah Lockhart said of Excel Academy.

According to CNN's Betsy Klein, the first lady and queen appeared "friendly and comfortable together." At one point, the queen sat in an elevated chair, at which Trump laughed, saying, "You got very tall."

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Queen Rania has visited with four American first ladies in Washington since King Abdullah came to power in 1999. She recently wrote a fond farewell message to former first lady Michelle Obama upon her family's departure from the White House.

Melania Trump is set to join her husband on Thursday as the presidential couple hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, at their Florida resort in Mar-a-Lago.

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Born Melanija Knavs

Originally Melanija Knavs, Melania Trump was born April 20, 1970 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Born to a car dealer and children's clothing designer, she grew up in a modest home in a community then part of communist Yugoslavia. Melania has a younger sister and older half brother, whom her father had from a previous relationship.

Pictured: Taken in 1977, this image shows Melania, 7, (second from the right) attending a fashion review at the textile company where her mother was employed.

Began modeling at age 16. 

In her early days of modeling, Trump worked in Milan and Paris, before moving to New York in 1996.

Pictured: Melania Knauss during Fred Trump's Funeral at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.

The Clintons attended their wedding.

In 2005, Melania and Donald married in a Palm Beach, Florida ceremony. Shaquille O'Neal, Kelly Ripa, Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric and both President Bill Clinton and then-U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton were in attendance.

Pictured: Donald and Melania sit courtside before a 2001 Toronto Raptors game.

Melania and Donald have a son, Barron.

On March 20, 2006, Melania gave birth to her and Donald's son, Barron William Trump. He is often referred to as "The Little Donald."

Donald holds a replica of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as Melania holds their son Barron in Los Angeles in 2007.

She spoke at the Republican National Convention.

On July 18, Melania addressed delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The soon-to-be first lady was quickly criticized, though, when it became clear parts of her speech were identical to that of First lady Michelle Obama in 2008.

She cares about bullying.

On November 3, Melania Trump gave her first solo campaign speech for her husband in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, saying she would work to combat bullying as first lady. "Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers," she said, noting that kids are often hurt when they are "made to feel less in looks or intelligence."

She said she wants to be "true to herself" as first lady.

On November 11, President-elect Trump and his family -- including Melania -- appeared on 60 Minutes in their first post-election television interview. In the interview, Melania opened up to Lesley Stahl about staying true to herself, meeting Michelle Obama at the White House and how she hopes to raise son, Barron, as they transition to life as the first family.

Melania and Barron will stay in New York for the time being.

On November 20, Trump transition team sources said that Melania and 10-year-old son, Barron, are expected to spend most of their time in New York at least through spring of 2017. The team offered keeping Barron in his Upper West Side private school as reasoning for their staying in New York.

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