President Obama And The First Lady Meet The Royals And Prime Minister In UK Visit.

President and First Lady of the United States, Barack Obama & Michelle Obama, met Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip for lunch at Windsor Castle on April 22, 2016 to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday. Prince Philip, 94, drove the President, whom sat next to him in the front seat, the Queen and First Lady, whom sat together in the back seat, from the presidential helicopter to Windsor Castle.

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The Obamas also had dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine as well as Prince Harry, Prince of Wales and met the young Prince George of Cambridge. George, who is just 2 years old, was dressed in pyjamas and robe, stayed up 15 minutes past his bedtime to meet the President and First Lady.

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From the seriousness of young George’s expression, one could wonder that he realised the significance of meeting a head of state and his mother the Duchess was on hand to ease the tension. George showed the President how much he loved the rocking horse, emblazoned with the presidential seal, that was gifted to him by Mr. Obama at the announcement of the young Prince’s birth. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who will become 1 year old on May 2, 2016, was tucked into bed as it was past her bedtime.

The President and the First Lady Michelle Obama made every effort to follow formalities however did not bow or curtsey upon meeting the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. The Obamas have met with Her Majesty and His Royal Highness on several occasions and regard the royal couple with a certain elder respect. As a head of state, the President and First Lady also command high regard as they came with tidings from the American people, in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Mrs. Obama wore Oscar de la Renta.  The luncheon at Windsor Castle lasted about one hour.

 

Prince Harry was on hand at the dinner at The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, who stood with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to warmly greet the President and First Lady. The Duchess of Cambridge wore L.K.Bennett.

Mr. Obama has been quick to acknowledge the special relationship between the two nations of the United States and United Kingdom. Not only do they share language and culture but respect and understanding of principles, democracy and world responsibility. The President also met with the United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street, with whom surely the possibility of a Brexit from the EU, was a hot topic.

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