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Michelle Obama joins Prince Harry for tea at Kensington Palace

June 16, 2015
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Michelle Obama met Prince Harry for tea on Tuesday morning as she began her two-day visit to London. The First Lady joined Harry to discuss her 'Let Girls Learn' initiative and support for veterans during her visit to Kensington Palace.

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Prince Harry was reportedly "very pleased" to host Michelle and her daughters Malia and Sasha, according to royal officials who documented the meeting on the Palace's official Twitter account.

"Prince Harry was very pleased to host Mrs Michelle Obama @FLOTUS for tea at Kensington Palace this morning," they wrote.

"Prince Harry and Mrs Michelle Obama @FLOTUS discussed their shared interest and support for veterans and their families."

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Prince Harry and Michelle Obama last met at the White House in 2013

They continued: "Prince Harry was interested to hear from @FLOTUS about the #LetGirlsLearn initiative to further adolescent girls' education around the world."

Michelle and Harry previously met at a mother's day tea hosted for military mothers in the US in 2013.

Following her royal meeting at Kensington Palace, Michelle paid a visit to the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, East London. The First Lady was presented with flowers and treated to a dance performance upon her arrival, before hosting a talk about how Britain and the US are working together to improve adolescent girls' education around the world.

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Michelle Obama is in London to promote her 'Let Girls Learn' initiative

The First Lady's busy 48-hour trip will also see her meet with the Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha at Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs Obama arrived in the UK with her two daughters and her mother Marian Robinson on Monday evening. The family were greeted by US military families as they stepped off the plane at Stansted Airport, and looked happy to be beginning their European visit.

Following their trip to London, the family will fly on to Italy to meet US armed services families based in Europe and to visit the Milan Expo as part of Michelle's work encouraging healthier diets for children.

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