Get ready for the Beltway equivalent of a rare-bird sighting: Melania Trump is expected this week in Washington, where she’s being billed as the “special guest” at the International Women of Courage awards ceremony at the State Department on Wednesday.
The Manhattan-based first lady will join Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for the event, per the invite.
Earlier this month Melania Trump hosted a White House luncheon for International Women’s Day. 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. This past weekend, she traveled south even as her husband remained in Washington; she attended a fundraiser for the Palm Beach County Republican Party, the Palm Beach Post reported.