• 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 meet the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – who have just returned from their honeymoon in the Seychelles – on their three-day state visit to Britain. The US leader – who declared the UK-US partnership "an essential relationship for us and for the world" ahead of the state visit - arrived in the UK with the first lady one day earlier than planned to avoid the volcanic ash cloud.  Ensuring the VIP couple

  • 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 state visit to Britain. But Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will particularly have enjoyed meeting the royal family's new golden girl. And they were probably the envy of everybody back home in America because as the leader told Prince Charles, his whole country was fascinated by the royal wedding. The first lady finally caught up with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge for a relaxed 20-minute chat in the lavish 1844 room of Buckingham Palace, along