The Obamas become 11th US First Family to meet the QueenApril 4th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have become the 11th US First Family to meet with the Queen.
The Royal meeting is said to have been the most touchy-feely gathering that anyone could ever remember, especially after the Queen and Michelle Obama hugged one another, doing away with the Palace protocol, reports the Mirror.
The Obamas gave the Queen an iPod loaded with hits from musicals, while Her Majesty presented them with a framed photograph of herself.
The meeting between them is said to have gone off without a hitch, and for the Queen meeting with a US President is no longer a new thing as she has met with 11 of them during her 57-year reign.
The first US President that the Queen met was President Harry S. Truman in 1951, two years before her coronation, followed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959.
The Queen then met John F. Kennedy in 1961, Richard Nixon in 1970, Jimmy carter in 1977, Ronald Reagan in 1982, George Bush Snr in 1991, Gerald Ford in 1976, Bill Clinton in 2000, and George W. Bush in 2003. (ANI)
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