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Bill and Hillary Clinton were seen stepping out of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, a day after she met London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
The former president and first-lady-turned-presidential-candidate left the hotel separately but within minutes of each other in the early afternoon, departing with details of two Secret Service vehicles each.
Hillary left in the direction of their home upstate in Chappaqua, while Bill’s detail headed downtown.
Bill and Hillary Clinton were seen departing the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City on Tuesday in the early afternoon
The pair left separately but minutes apart, departing in the company of Secret Service details
Hillary wore a blue overcoat striped with white, yellow and red fabric buttoned up with bold round buttons and a matching belt. She carried a blue leather bag over her arm
Hillary departed amidst porters and luggage carts in the company of a pair of Secret Service agents
Hillary wore a blue overcoat with red, yellow, and white stripes, which had distinct round buttons down the middle and a matching belt.
She hung a blue leather bag on one arm, and in the other hand carried a red-cased smartphone.
She kept her eyes down while passing between porters and luggage carts in the orange glow of the hotel’s marquee lights, suit-clad Secret Service agents in tow, before departing.
Bill strolled out with a grin on his face, black shoes shining beneath a grey suit, a blue-striped tie around his neck and a Ukrainian flag pinned to his lapel.
His security detail was close at hand, too, stoic and severe against Bill’s beaming smile.
The five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel is located on West 60th street, just off Columbus Circle in Manhattan, and a block from Central Park South.
Bill (left) was all smiles as he rolled out of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Tuesday, a grin spread ear-to-ear as he kept his arms at his sides
Bill’s Secret Service detail (right) looked positively stoic compared to the beaming 42nd president
On Monday Hillary met with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who was in town on a tour to promote tourism and tech industries in London.
Khan met with Hillary at the Clinton Foundation’s Manhattan office to discuss Covid pandemic recovery in the US and London.
The pair were photographed laughing together after their meeting.
‘Such a pleasure to meet Secretary @HillaryClinton in New York today to discuss a range of pressing issues facing London and the US including our recovery from Covid.’ Khan wrote on Twitter.
Khan also met up with former New York mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg while in town, who he described as a ‘good friend’ in a tweet.
Hillary was also seen attending the Met Gala in NYC a week ago, her first appearance at the exclusive event in 21 years. She wore a red dress designed to send a powerful message to those who came near her.
Clinton worked with designer Joseph Altuzarra to pay tribute to celebrated women of the past, with 60 of their names sewn into her burgundy strapless gown.
Asked for the inspiration, she said she was discussing ideas with the French-American designer and came up with the concept.
The Clintons were staying at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a five star hotel on West 60th Street in Manhattan, just off of Columbus Circle and a block from Central Park South
On Monday Hillary met with London Mayor Sadiq Khan (right) at the Clinton Foundation’s Manhattan office. The two were photographed laughing together after their meeting
‘I said, ‘”What about American women in the past who have inspired me?”‘ she explained to red carpet interviewers Vanessa Hudgens and Hamish Bowles, Vogue Editor at Large.
Clinton said the initial list was excessive, so they limited it to women who were dead, and whittled it down to 60 names.
The names of Harriet Tubman, Sacagawea, Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother, Dorothy Rodham, were among those sewn into the hem and neckline – along with Madeleine Albright.
Hillary Clinton is pictured on Monday arriving at the Met Gala in her custom-made Altuzarra
The gown featured names of women Clinton admired sewn into the neckline – among them Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to get a medical degree in the US; Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross; and Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist
She also chose Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to get a medical degree in the US, and Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross.
Last week Bill had lunch with President Joe Biden, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed last Monday, days after both men gave eulogies at services for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.