The last time a U.S. first lady visited this Middle Eastern kingdom, she was criticized for appearing in public without a headscarf.
Michelle Obama was blasted on Saudi social media — as well as by a prominent American tweeter named Donald Trump — for not covering her head during her 2015 visit, as women are expected to do in this conservative Islamic country.
So there was some anticipation about whether first lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump would cover their heads during their visit this weekend to Riyadh.
They did not, in keeping with the modern tradition of visiting western dignitaries.
As the Trump women descended the steps of Air Force One and onto the tarmac here in Riyadh, their hair showed as Saudi King Salman greeted President Trump with an elaborate welcome ceremony.