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First Lady

A First Lady is the spouse of a president, or someone who fills similar ceremonial functions.

If the president is a female, the spouse is sometimes called the first gentleman, though some states with female presidents have not used any title at all.

Depending on the country, the expected duties of a First Lady are hosting during receptions at the Presidential Palace, presiding over several welfare institutions, accompanying her husband in official travels abroad, etc.

Famous First Ladies

See also: First Lady of the United States

First lady is a translation of the Italian Prima donna, the leading lady in an opera, or a pretentious man or woman.