Michelle Obama wows Londoners

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Stylish hair, clothes and shoes. Buffed arms and an unmistakable air of grace, beauty and poise. They’re all synonymous with First Lady Michelle Obama who continues to wow crowds everywhere she goes.

Stylish hair, clothes and shoes. Buffed arms and an unmistakable air of grace, beauty and poise.

They’re all synonymous with First Lady Michelle Obama who continues to wow crowds everywhere she goes. Her recent trip to the United Kingdom along with President Barack Obama has been no different.

While the president dove right into the serious business of the G20 economic summit, the first lady was becoming the toast of the town, cosying up with the Queen of England, sitting for tea, visiting an inner city all-girls school and touring a cancer ward. The school enrolls about 1,000 girls ages 11-17, and the students were in awe.

“The amazement and adoration on the face of the girls and the authentic way Obama reacted to them was just wonderful thing to watch,” London’s Daily Mirror reported.

The paper also noted that about 300 students and residents had shrieked, “We love you!” as the first lady arrived at the school in Islington, North London.

Greeted by 100 students, Mrs. Obama applauded enthusiastically after they regaled her with a string of stirring performances, and in a show of the informal style that has endeared her to millions around the world, she high-fived one of the solo singers and hugged students, according to the Daily Mirror.

“Wow! I can’t follow that. Thank you for that warm welcome. My husband is going to be very jealous of my afternoon because I am spending it with all of you,” Obama said. “When I look at a performance like this, it reminds me that there are diamonds like this all over the world.”

Obama’s visit with the Queen went just as well.

However, during the reception, it appeared that Obama momentarily breached a rigid ancient protocol when she reciprocated Her Majesty’s openness by also gently draping her arm across the back of the Queen.

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