Michelle Obama heading to Marbella on holiday

Tuesday July 27, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter Sasha are heading to the Spanish resort of Marbella for a private holiday.

The White House has confirmed the trip, during which the pair will spend four nights at the luxury five-star Villa Padierna.

President Barack Obama will not be joining them. Neither will the couple's older daughter Malia, who will be going to a summer camp in America instead.

An official statement announced: "The First Lady will travel to Spain next week for a private, mother-daughter trip with longtime family friends. President Obama will not be joining this trip."

The confirmation came following speculation over the Obama's Spanish holiday.

Reports that the whole family were going and that the trip included a meeting with the King of Spain turned out to be false.

Photo: © Getty Images

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