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Ivanka Trump accepts Czech state award on behalf of late mother Ivana

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka has accepted a Czech state award honouring her late mother Ivana who emigrated to the United States in the 1970s but kept close ties to her native country.

October 29, 2022
29 October 2022

PRAGUE, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald
Trump’s daughter Ivanka has accepted a Czech state award
honouring her late mother Ivana who emigrated to the United
States in the 1970s but kept close ties to her native country.

Czech President Milos Zeman honoured Ivana Trump, who died
at age 73 in July, along with a number of others on Friday
evening including tennis player Ivan Lendl, anti-Nazi resistance
fighter Josef Masin and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

A representative from the Ukrainian embassy in Prague
accepted the award on behalf of Zelenskiy.

Ivanka Trump, who was accompanied by her husband Jared
Kushner and older brother Donald Jr., met privately with Zeman
before the ceremony at Prague Castle.

Born Ivana Marie Zelnickova Czechoslovakia, Ivana Trump grew
up in Zlin some 300 km (186 miles) from Prague. She met Donald
Trump on a modelling trip to New York in 1976 and became his
first wife when they married nine months later.

The couple had three children together and were divorced in
1992, with Ivana credited with building some of his signature
buildings including Trump Tower.

Ivana Trump told CBS television in 2017 that Trump offered
her the role of ambassador to the Czech Republic but that she
turned it down.
(Reporting by Michael Kahn, Editing by Louise Heavens)

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