State visits

All the latest news, photos and more from official visits between the Queen, the Obamas and the Camerons

The Queen welcomes Irish President for historic visit

Irish President Michael D Higgins has made an historic visit to the UK, where he was met by the British royal family including Queen Elizabeth II.This is the first visit...

Memories of Ivan as Samantha and David cuddle disabled children

In his speech at a White House soiree in their honour, President Barack Obama poignantly spoke of their strength as parents. The remarks were clearly a reference to David and...

Samantha flies the flag for British fashion as Barack say he's 'chuffed' about US visit

Elegant in a colour-block style crepe dress by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic, and shoes by LK Bennett, David Cameron's wife Samantha was a perfect ambassador for British fashion.The power couple...

Michelle and Samantha go bold and bright to bolster special relationship

Last year, Samantha Cameron invited Michelle Obama to her ultra-modern kitchen in Downing Street for a cup of tea. So the US first lady was happy to extend her hospitality...

Male bonding for David and Barack

It's not known if they were discussing the economic crisis or how to bring about world peace. But, whatever the topic, two of the world's most powerful men seemed to...

Inspirational trip to Oxford for city schoolgirls as disarming Michelle dispenses advice

The setting was the grand dining hall of one of Briatin's most prestigious and historical universities, lined for the occasion with scores of reporters, photographers and obligatory secret service officers.Nevertheless...

Michelle reminds Britain why she's the first lady of cool

Since Michelle Obama captured the public imagination during her husband's presidential campaign, other powerful personalities - such as Lady Gaga and the Duchess of Cambridge - have come along. Yet...

Boosting the special relationship with a cup of tea in Downing Street

After the pomp and ceremony of Tuesday's welcome, this was one of the more informal moments of the American presidential couple's visit to Britain. Michelle Obama sat down for a...

'Warm greetings from Sasha and Malia': Mr Obama sends children's love to the Queen

It was quite a guest list. Day one of the Obamas' trip to Britain drew to a close with a state banquet at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen –...

Michelle and Barack Obama to meet royal newlyweds

They didn't attend the April 29 nuptials, but the Obamas will have the chance to congratulate the royal newlyweds in person. The US President and his wife are set to...

First lady Michelle introduced to new royal golden girl Kate

With a state banquet on the agenda and a full ceremonial welcome in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, plenty of interesting items have been laid on for the US president's...

First Lady of kisses and cuddles: Carla showers little ones with affection on Caribbean visit

It's been a while since Carla Bruni's ten-year-old son Aurelien was a boisterous toddler. But France's glamorous first lady has clearly not lost her touch with little ones.With kisses and...

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy makes 'dreamlike' trip to India

In 2008 protocol issues meant Carla Bruni stayed away while her new love, Nicolas Sarkozy, made a solo visit to India. But it was a different story this week as...

A spectacular welcome for the Queen in the ancient desert kingdom of Oman

Such is the regard for the British monarch in Oman, Sultan Qaboos Al-Alam laid on three days of extravagant events to welcome her and Prince Philip. Not only that. On...

The Queen embraces tradition on five-day state visit to the Middle East

Fresh from the excitement of her grandson’s wedding announcement, Queen Elizabeth II touched down in Abu-Dhabi on a five-day state visit to the region. As preparations for William's big day...

The Emir of Qatar and his elegant wife Sheikha Mozah captivate the nation

As the Emir of Qatar and his stylish wife Sheikha Mozah wrapped up their three day visit to the UK, the couple continued to hold the public's attention. Hosted by...

South African president gets grand London welcome from Queen on start of state visit

The Queen and Prince Philip welcomed South African President Jacob Zuma to London with a full display of British pageantry on Wednesday. The monarch and her husband joined senior politicians...



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