Donald Trump and Theresa May spoke of their pleasure at having a bust of Sir Winston Churchill moved back into the Oval Office.
Posing for cameras, the pair shook hands in front of the bust of Britain's World War II leader - removed from the office by Barack Obama.
The President quipped: "We'll see one picture tomorrow in the papers."
Referring to the bust, brought back by Mr Trump, the President said: "This is the original, folks. The original, in many ways.
"It's a great honour to have Winston Churchill back."
Mrs May laughed and responded that she was "very pleased."
To be clear, this was as benign and accident-free a start to a new "special" relationship as Theresa May and her advisers could have wanted.
Voice and body language expert Caroline Goyder writes for ITV News about the signals given off during the meeting between the two leaders.
In the past, Mr Trump has described the organisation as "obsolete" and questioned the contribution of some members.