Melania Trump delivers rare speech closing out overseas trip

Melania Trump has concluded her first overseas trip as First Lady.

During a speech to US military members at a naval base in Italy, the first lady said she would never forget the women and children she met on her nine-day tour through Europe and the Middle East.

The Trumps visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy, where Mrs. Trump had the opportunity to not only visit children's hospitals, but to meet Pope Francis.

Click through images of Melania Trump's visit at the Magritte Museum in Brussels:

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Melania Trump visits the Magritte Museum in Brussels
Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan, Iceland's Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir, France's first lady Brigitte Trogneux, U.S. first lady Melania Trump, Slovenia's Mojca Stropnik, Bulgaria's Desislava Radeva, Belgium's Amelie Derbaudrenghien and Norway's Ingrid Schulerud- Stoltenberg visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
First Lady of the US Melania Trump takes part in a visit to the Magritte Museum, on May 25, 2017, in Brussels, on the sidelines of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. / AFP PHOTO / BELGA / ERIC LALMAND / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Luxembourg's Gauthier Destenay, Slovenia's Mojca Stropnik, Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan and U.S. first lady Melania Trump visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Iceland's Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir, Bulgaria Desislava Radeva, Norway's Ingrid Schulerud - Stoltenberg, France's first lady Brigitte Trogneux, Belgiums's Amelie Derbaudrenghien, Luxembourg's Gauthier Destenay, Slovenia's Mojca Stropnik, Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan and U.S. first lady Melania Trump visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and France's first lady Brigitte Trogneux visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives at the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan visit the Magritte Museum in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
(L-R) Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and First Lady of the US Melania Trump arrive to take part in a visit to the Magritte Museum, on May 25, 2017, in Brussels, on the sidelines of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. / AFP PHOTO / BELGA / ERIC LALMAND / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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"It has been a great trip and many strides have been made," the first lady said. "My husband worked very hard on behalf of our country and I'm very proud of him."

She also took the time thank those serving in the military for their "selfless commitment."

According to CNN, Mrs. Trump packed a bag for every event she attended, and she met with State Department officials to make sure she wouldn't make any cultural slip ups.

She made headlines this week after wearing a floral jacket around Sicily priced at more than $51,000.

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