President and First Lady Obama Meet with Queen Elizabeth II

President Obama Looks Forward to Meeting Queen Elizabeth II

As he was getting ready for his meeting with Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, President Barack Obama hailed what he calls an “extraordinary affinity and kinship” between the people of the United States and Britain. When he was asked at a news conference in London about what it is that he loves about Great Britain, Obama singled out the British people. He added that an American visiting England feels a “sense of familiarity as well as difference” that makes it a “special place.”

But he also mentioned the queen, and said he’s “very much looking forward to meeting her.” He said that his wife, Michelle, had been giving that meeting a lot of thought. Obama said he values “what the queen stands for, including decency and civility.

President Obama Looks Forward to Meeting Queen Elizabeth II

President and First Lady Obama Meet with Queen Elizabeth II

President and First Lady Obama arrived at Buckingham Palace Wednesday evening for a private meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. Thousands of well-wishers crowded the traffic circle in front of the Buckingham Palace gates on Wednesday, cheering and waving as the limousine carrying Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama drove past. The Obamas arrived at Buckingham Palace at around 5:30 p.m. (London time). President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod during their private meeting, which contained video footage of her state visit to the United States in May 2007. The Queen gave the president a silver framed photograph of herself and her husband. President Obama is scheduled to attend a dinner with G-20 leaders later tonight.

President and First Lady Obama Meet with Queen Elizabeth II

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One Response to “President and First Lady Obama Meet with Queen Elizabeth II”

  1. Roman Says:

    He is right it is a special place. The ipod gift for the queen. i dont know if it was wise. But, it is original lol.


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