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    Melania secretly flies to New York even though Trump said she can’t fly and claims he ‘got a lot of kisses’ from his ‘beautiful wife’ on his birthday

    First Lady Melania Trump took a trip to New York this week, despite it being President Donald Trump’s birthday.
    Melania was seen sitting in the back of an SUV flanked by Secret Service and New York Highway Patrol officers as she rode through the city on Thursday.
    A spokesperson for the first lady said Melania was in town on Wednesday and Thursday for a series of meetings, though it is unknown who she was meeting with or the reason for the meetings.
    She was seen leaving Trump Tower in a black SUV on Thursday.  
    The trip to New York coincided with President Donald Trump’s 72nd birthday, which he celebrated at the White House in Washington, DC.
    When asked about birthday celebrations on Friday by Fox News’ Steve Doocy, Trump said that he ‘got a lot of kisses’ from his ‘beautiful wife’. 
    Melania’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said that the first lady flew to New York for her meetings.
    Trump had previously said that Melania was unable to go to Singapore because she couldn’t fly for 30 days following her kidney surgery.
    Grisham clarified the comment to NBC by saying that Melania was not cleared to fly internationally.
    A flight from Washington, DC, to New York takes just over an hour. 
    The trip could be the first of many following her kidney operation last month, as it was revealed on Thursday that Melania will join Trump as he flies to London for his first visit to Britain as president.
    Before heading to the UK, Trump will go to the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12.  
    Trump and Melania will then arrive in England on July 13 and are expected to stay at the US Ambassador’s residence of Winfield House at Regent’s Park in the capital.
    While in the UK it is believed the first couple will meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.
    Trump is expected to have a photograph opportunity with the Queen, but not a carriage procession.
    However it is believed Mr and Mrs Trump will be honoured by No 7 Company of the Coldstream Guards, Britain’s oldest regiment, who have served in nearly every major battle since the Civil War.
    The Coldstream Guards are one of five regiments which make up the Queen’s Guard, infantry and cavalry soldiers best known for standing outside Buckingham Palace and other royal residences.
    They are said to be rehearsing a ceremonial welcome band, national anthems and a presidential inspection ahead of Mr and Mrs Trump’s visit next month.
    Previous visits to England have been cancelled following fears of mass protests, but this occasion appears to be going ahead.
    It will be Mrs Trump’s first official trip abroad as First Lady.

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