The Obama family spent most of the past week in Europe, at the G-20 and NATO summits in England and France, respectively. We present nine of our favorite video moments, updated as the First Eurotrip unspools.
Michelle and the Queen Have a Touching Moment
Traditionalists were scandalized when the first lady touched Queen Elizabeth II on the back when the two posed for a photo, but a spokesperson for the Queen assures that protocol was not broken.
Queen of England Takes Italian PM To Task
Later, Queen Elizabeth II seemingly scolded Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during the traditional “family photo” at the summit after Berlusconi called out to President Obama.
Michelle to Schoolchildren: “All of You Are Jewels”
While her husband met with the G-20 leaders Thursday, Michelle Obama was tasked with delivering a truly touching speech to a crowd of London schoolchildren.
Obama: Where We Go From Here
At the close of the summit, President Obama outlined the most significant conclusions reached by the leaders and what this meant for the future of the global economy, and whether there’s any hope for ameliorating the “pain and uncertainty” felt by everyone affected by the economic crisis.
Protesters Take to the Streets
The protests that had been simmering since the start of the G-20 summit took a violent turn as throngs of activists flooded the streets.
The French Aiment the Obamas
When the Obamas arrived in France for the NATO summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave them a warm welcome.
Obama Reaches Out
In his speech at the opening of the NATO Summit, President Obama welcomed Albania and Croatia to NATO.
The First Ladies of Style
Mark Phillips of CBS News compared Michelle Obama to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, and declared the first lady of France “French toast” while Michelle is in town.
Obama Talks Tough in Town Hall
Finally, in a town-hall meeting in Strasbourg, France, President Obama discussed anti-American sentiment in Europe.