What's going to change when Melania Trump moves into the White House

Hardly surprising, really...

Melania Trump White House
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Hardly surprising, really...

Melania Trump is definitely not a traditional first lady (have you seen her official FLOTUS portrait!?) but it was quite a shock when she didn't move into the White House with her husband Donald Trump.

Instead of moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she decided to stay in NYC (in Trump Tower, no less) while their son, Barron, 11, finished his school year.

But, seeing as Barron is set to finish his school year soon, the pair are set to move into the White House for the summer. So, what will change?

Well, firstly, Melania will be encourage to pick an issue to focus on. As first lady, Michelle Obama championed causes like gender equality and tried to tackle childhood obesity. It's rumoured that Melania may take on a campaign against cyberbullying or advocate children's health.

There will also be more staff in the Office of the First Lady which is situated in the East Wing. Michelle Obama had a staff of 24 while Melania only has a staff of 10 at the moment. Although, Donald's daughter Ivanka has staff and her own office in the West Wing, which is uncommon for first daughters but this may be because Ivanka has been quite involved in taking on FLOTUS duties (like accompanying the president on trips or hosting Washington dinner parties.)

Also in rumourville at the moment is that Melania is taking a keen interest in working with the communications team on Donald Trump's media image as POTUS - and that she is going to undergo a new look when she arrives in the White House.

Watch this space.

Delphine Chui