Ivanka Trump flying to Prague to accept award on behalf of her late mother

Ivana Trump is one of the persons being honored with a state award on Oct. 28.

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Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 25.10.2022 12:16:00 (updated on 25.10.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Czech-born socialite Ivana Trump and former U.S. President Donald Trump, will be in Prague this week to accept a state award honoring her late mother, iDnes reports.

She is scheduled to arrive in Prague tomorrow on a private special flight landing at Václav Havel Airport's Terminal 3.

According to iDnes, the schedule of Ivanka Trump's trip includes dealing with her mother's inheritance on Thursday, and receiving a Czech state award in memoriam of Ivana Trump at the Prague Castle on Friday, which is Independent Czechoslovak State Day and a public holiday in Czechia.

In addition to Ivana Trump, Czech President Miloš Zeman will also honor with state awards on Oct. 28 former professional tennis player Ivan Lendl, the director of the Central Military Hospital and the president's doctor Miroslav Zavoral, the anti-Nazi resistance fighter Josef Mašín, the singer Hana Zagorová, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

A lifelong connection to the Czech Republic

Born Ivana Marie Zelníčková in Zlín, Ivana Trump emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s, and became known by her husband Donald Trump's last name, which she kept after their divorce. She maintained close ties to Czechoslovakia, and then the Czech Republic, which she visited multiple times over the years.

After Donald Trump became president in 2017, she announced an (unsuccessful) bid to become the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. That year, Ivana Trump also published a memoir titled "Raising Trump," which documented her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, her relocation to New York, business work, and motherhood to her three children, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka.

Ivana Trump passed away in July, aged 73, presumably due to cardiac arrest. Prior to her passing, she met Czech President Miloš Zeman, first in New York when Zeman was there on a working visit, and later at Prague Castle.

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