Getting the perfect gift for the Queen was likely an important decision for Melania Trump, who touched down in the UK alongside husband Donald Trump for a state visit on Monday (June 3). But she appears to have nailed it with a present perfect for Her Majesty: A glittering brooch the monarch can add to her incredible collection of gems.
The 93-year-old Queen is a lover of fashion and accessories, so the sweet gift was likely a no-brainer for the Melania! She presented her host with a sterling silver and red silk poppy brooch by Elsa Peretti, an Italian jeweller who designs for Tiffany & Co. The stunning piece, called Amapola (the Spanish word for poppy), rings in at a cool $880 in Canada.
According to the 49-year-old’s office, the thoughtful gift was packaged in a custom White House wood and red leather jewellery box.
Prince Philip also received a very thoughtful present, which served as an homage to his time as a pilot: A personalized Air Force One jacket. From 1953 and 1959, the prince received his RAF and helicopter wings, as well as his own private pilot’s licence.
While the Queen is known for her incredible fashion sense, she’s also famous for her gift-giving skills, and didn’t hold back when selecting the perfect present for the US president: A first edition of The Second World War by Winston Churchill, along with a three-piece Duofol pen set. Melania received a silver box with a handcrafted enamel lid, decorated with roses, thistles and shamrocks to represent the ceiling of Buckingham Palace’s music room.
On Monday evening, Donald and Melania attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, and were accompanied by four of Donald’s children.
The first couple are meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, while the US president attends business events throughout the day with his daughter Ivanka, who serves as one of his advisers. Donald and Melania will have dinner with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the evening, and on June 5, they will head to Portsmouth for the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings.