Melania Trump compared to 'My Fair Lady' after meeting the queen in white dress and hat

While Donald Trump has kicked off his 3-day London visit with some potshots at the city’s mayor, the first lady is taking the opportunity to show some strong sartorial love for the U.K.

Melania Trump and the president visited Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Melania Trump and the president visited Buckingham Palace on Monday afternoon. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Melania Trump boarded Air Force One in a $4,400 Gucci city print dress featuring images of London landmarks. By the time she and the president touched down in the U.K., she’d changed into a navy skirt suit paired with a silk scarf-print blouse ($890) from the famed British fashion brand Burberry.

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The first lady left for the U.K. in a Gucci dress paying tribute to London. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The first lady left for the U.K. in a Gucci dress paying tribute to London. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
She landed in London in a silk Burberry blouse paired with a navy skirt and blazer. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
She landed in London in a silk Burberry blouse paired with a navy skirt and blazer. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

But when it comes to meeting the queen, FLOTUS tends to look to mainland Europe. Last year, she opted for a pale Dior skirt suit when joining Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. This year, she chose a more dramatic look from an Italian label: Dolce & Gabbana.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall helped welcome the Trumps to Buckingham Palace. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall helped welcome the Trumps to Buckingham Palace. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The first lady wore a Dolce & Gabbana design to meet the queen on Monday. (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
The first lady wore a Dolce & Gabbana design to meet the queen on Monday. (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Mrs. Trump arrived for lunch at Buckingham Palace — where she and POTUS were greeted by the queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — in a white, knee-length Dolce & Gabbana dress with a dark navy collar and belt, a matching hat from Hervé Pierre perched on her head.

While her Buckingham Palace look may not have been British, it may have been inspired by one of the country’s most famous fictional characters. Royal-watchers can’t help but compare the look to the Ascot ensemble worn by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in the 1964 film My Fair Lady.

FLOTUS wasn’t the only one wearing white. While the queen stuck to her color-embracing guns in a green Stewart Parvin coat, Camilla wore an ivory Anna Valentine dress paired with a Philip Treacy hat. Ivanka Trump could also be seen wearing a white dress as she watched the proceedings from inside Buckingham Palace.

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner also visited Buckingham Palace. (Photo: TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner also visited Buckingham Palace. (Photo: TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

The first lady may have taken her style cues from a member of the royal family. Almost exactly a year ago, Meghan Markle wore a similar My Fair Lady-esque look to the opening day of Royal Ascot.

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