Melania Trump joined her husband at the White House Friday morning for tea with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama just hours before she herself was set to become the first lady.
There, she presented Michelle Obama with a Tiffany & Co. blue gift box tied in white satin ribbon.
The exchange unfolded live on television, with Mrs. Obama seeming at the moment not quite sure what to do with the gift as the group prepared for a photo op just outside the White House doors.
What was in the box remained unclear as the Inauguration Day events continued Friday. Tiffany said it could not comment.
Before welcoming his successor, Obama took a final stroll from the Oval Office through the Rose Garden as a sitting president.
Trump and Obama emerged from the White House together and stepped inside the presidential limousine for the short trip to the Capitol where they joined ex-presidents and dignataries.
Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.