President Donald Trump‘s wife, Melania, has made it official. She and their young son have moved into the White House.
The first lady tweeted the news on Sunday evening after she arrived at the White House with Trump and their 11-year-old son, Barron. The president spent the weekend at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
In her tweet, she wrote: “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 12, 2017
The tweet came with a photograph of the Washington Monument as seen from what appeared to be the Red Room in the White House.
The first lady and Barron had been living at Trump Tower in New York until he finished the school year. Barron is to attend a private school in Maryland in autumn.
The 11-year-old is the first boy to live in the White House since three-year-old John F. Kennedy Jr in 1963.
The pair's move to Washington will lighten the burden of the secret service and New York police who were required to ensure their safety when they were living in the Trump Tower penthouse, with estimates the service was costing the city up to $1 million a day.
While not much will change following the move, experts say it will give the impression of stability.
"The move helps to give the impression that the president is currently in a stable, solid marriage and that his home life is under control," Katherine Jellison, a history professor at Ohio University who specialises in first lady studies told Politico.