22 April 2016

Visit from President and Mrs. Obama

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the President and First Lady of the United States, Barack and Michelle Obama, to Windsor Castle for a private lunch.
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A birthday brooch for the birthday queen, a fab Oscar de la Renta dress for FLOTUS, and a flat screen for movie time, just in case lunch gets boring.

The Obamas arrived by helicopter and were driven back to the castle by The Duke himself. I enjoy the bit of confusion this caused, as you can see (and hear, from the press) in the video. Not your standard head of state greeting, but a lovely informal one nonetheless.

All other photos: Kensington Palace
The Obamas continued their family-style royal welcome in the evening, dining with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace.

Little peek inside Apartment 1A, anyone? (The Cambridge's home, in case you weren't aware.)

Prince George was even allowed to stay up past his bedtime to personally thank the Obamas for the rocking horse they gave him when he was born.

Greeting your first US president in your pajamas and your wee bathrobe - now, that's style. Welcome to the factoid that will grace every Did you know... list about George's life from now right through his own 90th birthday.