Posted September 08, 2019 09:20:23The first lady, daughter of US President Donald Trump, is expected to be sworn in as the 45th US president on Wednesday, her husband Donald Trump has confirmed.
Ms Trump will be sworn into office at 11am local time (4am AEDT), as the US begins its annual Memorial Day holiday on Monday.
Her inaugural address, delivered at the US Capitol, is set to be broadcast live on US television.
The US has seen a rise in the number of women taking the oath of office since President Donald J Trump took office on January 20.
The president and his wife Melania have welcomed several women to the Oval Office during their tenure.
A number of other US presidents have also held the office.
Ms Leona was born on October 7, 1953.
She married Mr Trump in 1977.
They have three children, Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric.
In a tweet, Ms Trump said: “To the many Americans who are praying for me, thank you.”
The inauguration is expected on January 21, 2020.