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...

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...

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...

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...



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