Melania appears not to have received St Patrick's Day memo as Trumps fly to 'Southern White House'

Barney Henderson
U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One with his wife Melania and son Barron as they depart Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S - Reuters

Melania Trump stepped out onto the White House lawn to board Marine One on Friday looking eye-catching in a long red coat and red gloves.

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One in Washington, D.C Credit: Bloomberg

She seemed not to mind that she was snubbing the tradition in Washington - and among politicians around the world - to wear some form of green on St Patrick's Day.

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania Trump walk with their son Barron to Marine One at the White House in Washington Credit: Reuters

Her husband, the US president, was sporting the same green striped tie he had been wearing the day before to greet Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach, at the White House.

US President Donald Trump receives a traditional bowl of shamrocks from Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny Credit: AFP

Donald Trump had also worn the green tie for his press conference on Friday with Angela Merkel, who was also wearing green.

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office Credit: AFP

Paul Ryan, the House speaker, had also marked the celebration:

Donald J. Trump and Paul Ryan on Thursday Credit: Rex

The Trumps were jetting off for a weekend at the "Southern White House" - their Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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