Trumps are welcomed to the Vatican by Pope Francis

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Ivanka Trump wore a black head covering to the wall, while Melania Trump wore no head covering.

While reports in the press following the start of US Presidents first foreign trip as President have been dominated by a whole range of issues, the one which has taken up significant space in the media spotlight has been how the ladies accompanying him dressed up.

A photo of a grim looking Melania and Ivanka Trump standing next to an equally straight-faced Pope and an extremely excited POTUS is now fodder for hilarious memes on the Internet. "There was no request/requirement for her attire in Saudi, " Stephanie Grisham wrote.

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"It's been part of his message of simplicity, " Palmo said.

In Rome, Melania honoured her host nation by wearing a long-sleeved dress from Italian label Dolce & Gabbana dress, paired with a black mantilla.

A source close to the White House reportedly said of the snub: 'Wow.

Trump is now in Brussels, Belgium, where she will attend spousal programs at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G-7 summits, per the White House. "If she hadn't worn a veil, people would've been reading into it". She wore a long-sleeved, high-necked, black pantsuit that mimicked the loose, black robes, or abayas, that Saudi women and female residents wear. Last month, British Prime Minister Theresa May did the same.

Citing "several officials familiar with the president's thinking", Politico reported last week that Trump is also considering shaking up his entire communications team as several ongoing scandals continue to make news on a daily basis.

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As he completed the visit with the pontiff, President Trump told him, "I won't forget what you said".

SHAPIRO: There's always a certain amount of ceremony when a head of state is received by the pope. Maybe after reading the Pope's letter, Trump's stance softens further.

Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden worldwide journey, met with the pontiff at the Vatican early Wednesday where the two will have a private audience laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol.

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Some have heralded Western politicians' decisions not to wear headscarves in Saudi Arabia as revolutionary.

She later tweeted: "A little boy who I visited today & had been waiting for a heart transplant will be receiving one! We have enuf enemies".

And in Israel, the Trumps visited the holiest site where Jews pray, the Western Wall. According to the Herald, when she moves to the White House this summer, she will be the first Catholic to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, in the early 1960s.

Thousands of protesters carrying effigies of Donald Trump marched through Brussels on Wednesday (24 May) after the United States president arrived for talks with the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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