US first lady Melania Trump mingled with British veterans and schoolchildren - and had a go at a game of lawn bowls - as she made a solo outing to a historic London retirement home for former soldiers Friday. But here in London, the tone was cordial - festive, even. Applicants must be over 65 and "unencumbered by spouse", according to its charter.
The first lady gave the British fashion a nod by wearing a Victoria Beckham dress.
She then sat down with three veterans and 10 children for a short group discussion, as part of the first lady's "Be Best" campaign, rolled out in May, which focuses on teaching kindness to children and childhood well-being.
She bowled four times on the green outside, and her towering high heels didn't stop her getting stuck in to the game.
The First Lady kept her other accessories to a minimum, doing away with bags and jewellery on Friday.
For her engagements in Chelsea on Friday, Trump wore a sleeveless Victoria Beckham dress in red, navy, tan and black stripes.
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Mrs Trump was greeted by Mr May when she stepped out of her vehicle at the Royal Hospital London today.
Mr and Mrs Trump will later reunite to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.
The hospital was founded as a retirement home for soldiers by King Charles II in 1682, and the Chelsea pensioners are famous for their distinctive scarlet coats.
The First Lady was accompanied to the famous Royal Chelsea Hospital retirement home in London by Prime Minister Theresa May's husband, Philip, while President Donald J Trump holds a bilateral meeting with Mrs May at Chequers, Buckinghamshire.
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) shakes hands with a schoolboy as she helps children to make poppies as she meets British military veterans known as "Chelsea Pensioners" during a visit the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London on July 13, 2018.
Melania asked the kids, who were from Saint George's Church of England Primary School, if they could show her how to make the poppies, which will be used for remembrance day later this year.