President Donald Trump celebrated Easter with his family this weekend in Palm Beach, attending church and Mar-a-Lago’s annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday before heading back to Washington.
The president, first lady Melania Trump, their son Barron, Trump’s daughter Tiffany and the first lady’s parents went to the 11 a.m. Easter service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, a historic church that sits a short drive from Mar-a-Lago. The president and first lady were married there in 2005, and Barron was christened there in 2006.
Security was tight ahead of Trump’s arrival, with church-goers passing through metal detectors before lining up for the service.
Tents are up where President Trump is expects to make his entrance for Easter service at Bethesda. pic.twitter.com/avBpqVnoMM— Aleese Kopf (@aleesekopf) April 16, 2017
Churchgoers lined up to get into Bethesda for Easter service with President Trump. pic.twitter.com/V3T2nmNOgu— Aleese Kopf (@aleesekopf) April 16, 2017
Metal detectors before getting in line for the 11 a.m. Easter service with President Trump. pic.twitter.com/xbftXu87ug— Aleese Kopf (@aleesekopf) April 16, 2017
Dozens of people line up for 11 am Easter service at Bethesda. Most are regular churchgoers w/ or w/o President here pic.twitter.com/BGUmUqs43X— Aleese Kopf (@aleesekopf) April 16, 2017
Still waiting to enter Bethesda for Easter service. pic.twitter.com/czvt3O6GnJ— Aleese Kopf (@aleesekopf) April 16, 2017
Inside, the church was decorated with brightly colored flowers.
Easter service at Bethesda where President Trump is expected to attend. pic.twitter.com/MHre2IHZUt— Aleese Kopf (@aleesekopf) April 16, 2017
Celebrating Easter 🐣 a stained glass window with the gothic architecture is a reflection moment of life ... of resurrection ...#church #faith #happyeaster #happiness #believe #hope #life #likeforlike #photography #picoftheday #me #tbt #instagood #instadaily #instalike #amazing #art #architecture #gothic #me #sunday #lights ✝️✨
The president and his family arrived just after the service’s prelude had begun. They were ushered to seats near the front of the church, where they remained until a few minutes before the end of the service.
POTUS at Easter service in Palm Beach w/ Tiffany, Barron, Melania & her parents. After church back to MAL for Easter activities w/ family pic.twitter.com/UIZKmbciP5— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) April 16, 2017
After returning to Mar-a-Lago, the first family had Easter brunch and then took part in the club’s annual Easter egg hunt. Club members and guests lined up to walk the red carpet and take part in the festivities.
Parked outside Mar-a-Lago: a slew of luxury and vintage cars. From photos shared on social media and a pool report, it was unclear to whom each car belonged. Mar-a-Lago has in the past played host to rare, vintage and collector car shows.
Trump and his family left Mar-a-Lago just before 4 p.m., with Air Force One taking off at 4:15 p.m. for the return trip to Washington, D.C.