The Queen and The First Lady

2 April, 2009 at 9:32 pm (Funny Stuff, Historical Figure, Michelle Obama, President Obama, The British Are Coming!)

Okay, so here’s the deal. Anyone that knows me well, or who has known me since my high school days (i.e., 90% of the people taking the time to read this), knows that I am a total anglophile. Before I was obsessed with our current head of state, I was all about Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith. So how do you think I felt when I saw this?
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Well, thrilled, of course! (though who knew Prince Philip was such a tiny man?)
But then…Huggate happened:
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The hug felt ’round the world.
So for those of you who aren’t all up on Royal Protocol…well, this ain’t it. One does not touch the Queen! But The Queen remarked on how tall Mrs. Obama is, and put her hand on Michelle’s back…the First Lady responded in kind, rubbing the Queen’s back…and, well – the rest is history:
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Apparently, the Queen even reportedly asking Michelle Obama, “Now we’ve met, will you please keep in touch?” Too cute!
Yes, to we Americans, this is hardly a blip on the radar. But to the British, this is Big News. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s getting more coverage than the G-20 Protests! (Protests are a dime a dozen in London, but getting touchy-feely with Her Majesty? Not so much!)

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1 Comment

  1. Rosella said,

    I bet the Queen thought, “so this is what I’ve been missing all these years”.

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