First lady Melania Trump embarked on her first foreign trip since President Trump took office on Saturday, traveling to Toronto, Canada, where she will lead the U.S. delegation at the Invictus Games.
Trump will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and for the first time meet Britain’s Prince Harry, who established the Paralympic-style sports event in 2014 to draw attention to men and women who were injured in combat.
Five hundred and fifty competitors from 17 countries will compete in 12 sports at the event.
There are 100 American athletes competing in the games.
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“In just two short years, the Invictus Games have allowed thousands of injured and wounded servicemen and women from many different countries to participate in adaptive sports competitions — something that should be lauded and supported worldwide. I am honored by the opportunity to represent our country at this year’s games,” the first lady said in a statement ahead of the trip.
“She feels strongly that they – and their families – should be honored every day,” Trump’s communications director Stephanie Grisham said, adding that the first lady has “great admiration for the role the games have played in empowering those who have been injured while serving.”
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin also traveled with the first lady to Canada on Saturday.