by Itunuoluwa Adebo
The first lady of the US Melania Trump will travel to Washington this week, where she will serve as the “special guest” at a State Department ceremony.
The first lady is to expected to attend International Women of Courage awards ceremony on Wednesday, an event hosted by the State Department that celebrates courageous efforts advocating for women’s equality, social progress and human rights — often in the face of immense personal risk.
The Manhattan-based first lady will join Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for the event, per the invite.The first lady spends most of her time in New York, where her son, Barron, is in school, and she often weekends in Palm Beach at the Trumps’ Mar-a-Lago resort.
Melania Trump hosted a White House luncheon earlier this month on International Women’s Day, and spearheaded the reopening of White House tours as part of her platform as first lady.