Despite plans to attend the reception Monday, a spokeswoman to the first lady said she will not be joining the president for the G7 summit in Quebec or the looming talks with North Korea next month in Singapore, CNN reported.
The first lady was scheduled to re-emerge in the public eye later Monday at a private reception for families of USA soldiers killed in action - her first public appearance since being hospitalized last month.
The last time Melania Trump participated in an official event was on 10 May, when the first couple greeted three former USA prisoners who had been released from captivity in North Korea.
The first lady appeared alongside her husband on Monday evening at an event honoring the families of fallen military service members.
The White House did not allow journalists to cover the Gold Star event out of respect for the families, which meant Mrs. Trump was seen in person only by the 40 or so families and administration officials who attended. She returned to the White House on May 19. On May 14, she "underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition" according to a statement from her office. She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits.
On 30 May, Melania Trump tweeted, in response to theories about her absence.
The First Lady's lack of a public presence has spawned multiple articles with headlines in the vein of "Where's Melania?"
On Friday, President Donald Trump left the White House with his daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, oldest son Donald Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner. "I think there are Democrats, Republicans, fans - there are lots of people just wondering where is the first lady of the United States", Bennett said.
The president literally pointed at a window, indicating the presence of the first lady, but ... she wasn't there.
It's still unclear when the first lady will make an appearance in public.
Her absence has sparked all kinds of wild speculation, but the first lady has shown no interest in making an appearance just to knock down rumors. Everyone I know can't stop talking about where the first lady is.