US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. Photograph: (Reuters)
The White House has two new occupants: US First Lady Melania Trump and her 11-year-old son Barron have finally moved in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Six months after President Donald Trump arrived, the Slovenia-born former model and the couple's 11-year-old son joined him last night, an aide to the First Lady told AFP.
The pair had previously stayed in New York so that Barron could complete the school year. Reports peg the taxpayer cost of their secret service protection at $127,000 a day.
After arriving at the White House Melania tweeted a picture from a window looking on to the South Lawn and the Washington Monument.
Melania is the first First Lady in modern history to delay her arrival in Washington after an election win.
A number of cool public displays between the President Trump and his wife have fuelled public speculation about their closeness.
Melania appeared to swat away an outreached presidential hand as the couple walked along a red carpet upon arriving in Israel last month.
Here is the First Lady and President Trump during his presidential inauguration.
There have been more awkward moments between Melania Trump and her family.
During the week at least, President Trump had been living alone in the vast, private quarters of the White House as he fends off the flood of reporting over Russia having allegedly meddled in the 2016 US election with the aim of helping him defeat Hillary Clinton.
The first lady has mostly kept a low profile since her real estate mogul husband became president.
(With inputs from AFP)