Few will ever get to enjoy a day with the royal family, but Ivanka Trump has offered a rare look at what it might be like.
The First Daughter, 37, documented the first day of the US State Visit on Instagram yesterday, capturing moments from her tour of the Royal Collection in the afternoon, to the glittering State Banquet at Buckingham Palace last night.
Ivanka, who was accompanied by husband Jared Kushner, 38, filmed as she was driven down the Mall and into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, and snapped photos of her family at the State Banquet – describing her siblings as her ‘crew’.
It is highly unusual for social media photos to be shared from such events, so Ivanka’s updates – more than a dozen in total – really do offer a behind-the-scenes look at what takes place.
Her excitement was also apparent, with captions describing the banquet as a ‘magical night’ and ‘unforgettable evening’.
Miss Trump was far from the only one to share updates from inside the palace, with half-sister Tiffany Trump, 25, also taking the opportunity to share a photo from the banquet with her 1million Instagram followers.
Ivanka, who arrived in London a day ahead of her father, was first seen yesterday peering out from a Buckingham Palace window as she waited for Marine Force One to touch down on the lawn.
The First Daughter and husband Mr Kushner watched from a balcony as the President and First Lady were officially welcomed to the UK by the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The First Daughter donned a £3,000 ($3,800) three-piece ensemble from royal-approved label Alessandra Rich for the outing.
Following the official welcome, Ivanka joined her father and the First Lady for a lunch with the Queen and Prince Charles before being given a tour of the Royal Collection. During the engagement Ivanka was seen speaking to Prince Harry, 34.
On her Instagram account, Ivanka shared a handful of her favourite press photos from the palace engagements, including one of her and Mr Kushner standing at a window of Buckingham Palace.
She also shared videos of herself being driven down the Mall, believed to have been taken ahead of the official afternoon welcome.
Clips show she was travelling in the opposite direction to horse-drawn guns heading towards Green Park for the 41-gun salute.
Ivanka continued filming as she entered the palace gates, capturing how she was taken past the public forecourt towards the entrance.
The day culminated in the State Banquet, where Ivanka looked glamorous in an embellished Carolina Herrera gown.
Ivanka Trump wore her blonde hair neatly pulled into a bun, completing the look with minimal make-up and smokey eye shadow.
She was among the 170 guests who dined on steamed fillet of halibut with watercress mousse, asparagus spears & chervil sauce Saddle of new season, Windsor lamb with herb stuffing, spring vegetables, port sauce Strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream Assorted fresh fruits Coffee & petit fours.
Miss Trump ensured fans were given a Trump family photo from the event and shared several on her account.
The first shows President Trump flanked by daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, with daughter-in-law Lara – the 36-year-old wife of Eric Trump – on Tiffany’s other side. It was shared with the caption: ‘A spectacular State Banquet hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.’
Another photo shows all four of the President’s adult children posing outside the palace, with Donald Trump Jr, 41, and Eric, 35, joining the line-up.
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