G7 First Ladies Exchange High-Fives With Biarritz Surfers at Beach

August 26, 2019 Updated: August 26, 2019

The spouses of G7 participants took a stroll at the beach on Monday, Aug. 26, to meet youth surfers at Biarritz, a sea resort town in the south west of France.

In true American style, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump exchanged high-fives with the youngsters, with the other women following suit.

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Biarritz, situated in the French Basque country on the Atlantic coast, is popular with surfers and is usually packed with tourists in the summer.

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Chile’s First Lady Cecilia Morel (L), French President’s wife Brigitte Macron (2nd L), President of the World Bank Group’s wife Adele Malpass, Australia’s Prime Minister’s wife Jenny Morrison (3rd L), Japan’s Prime Minister’s wife Akie Abe (3rd R), European Council President’s wife Malgorzata Tusk (2nd R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) with surf students during a meeting with surfers at the Cote des Basques beach as part of the G7 summit, in Biarritz, France on Aug. 26, 2019. (JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP/Getty Images)
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(From L) US First Lady Melania Trump, European Council President’s wife Malgorzata Tusk, French President’s wife Brigitte Macron, Chile’s First Lady Cecilia Morel, President of the World Bank Group’s wife Adele Malpass, Australia’s Prime Minister’s wife Jenny Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister’s wife Akie Abe pose with surf students during a meeting with surfers at the Cote des Basques beach as part of the G7 summit, in Biarritz, France on Aug. 26, 2019. (THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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First Lady Melania Trump (R) looks towards Brigitte Macron, wife of the French President (C) during a meeting with surfers at the Cote des Basques beach, in Biarritz, south-western France, on Aug. 26, 2019, on the third and final day of the annual G7 summit. (JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump and G7 Spouses Visit French Village

France’s first lady Brigitte Macron and her counterparts including Melania Trump, joined by the first ladies of Australia, Chile and the EU Council, toured the streets of Espelette, a Basque village famous for its peppers, the Piment d’Espelette, on Aug. 25.

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(From L) Chile’s First Lady Cecilia Morel, Japan’s Prime Minister’s wife Akie Abe, European Council President’s wife Malgorzata Tusk, US First Lady Melania Trump and Wife of French President Brigitte Macron walk as they take part in a tour on traditional Basque culture in Espelette, near Biarritz as part of the G7 summit, on Aug. 25, 2019. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

Macron, Trump, the Japanese prime minister’s wife Akie Abe, EU Council President’s Donald Tusk’s wife Malgorzata Tusk, Chile’s first lady Cecilia Morel and Australia’s Jenny Morrison were treated to performances of traditional dance and chorale singing.

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(From L) Japan’s Prime Minister’s wife Akie Abe, European Council President’s wife Malgorzata Tusk, Australia’s Prime Minister’s wife Jenny Morrison, Chile’s First Lady Cecilia Morel, President of the World Bank Group’s wife Adele Malpass, First Lady Melania Trump and wife of French President Brigitte Macron look at traditional dance performance as they arrive at the Villa Arnaga in Cambo-les-Bains during a visit on traditional Basque culture, near Biarritz as part of the G7 summit, on Aug. 25, 2019. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

According to local newspaper La Depeche, they were shown a game of Basque Pelota, visited shops and tasted locally made sangria. The storekeeper asked each one to sign her glass.

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Wife of French President Brigitte Macron (2nd L) holds a basket of Espelette peppers next to Chile’s First Lady Cecilia Morel (L) and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (R) as they take part in a tour on traditional Basque culture in Espelette, near Biarritz as part of the G7 summit, on Aug. 25, 2019. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)
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