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Michelle’s Royal Friendship

Who says the Queen is chilly? Michelle Obama made a private visit to Buckingham Palace last week to visit her new friend, Queen Elizabeth. Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha were given a three-hour tour of the grounds as a special treat for Sasha’s birthday, and then met with the Queen. A “royal source” told Reuters that there has been much personal warmth between the two women since they met at the G20 summit. They’ve spoken on the phone and exchanged letters since then, and, despite their age difference, have much in common. Michelle, 45, enjoys gardening, the countryside and clothes, much like the 83-year-old monarch, the source reports. Sounds deep.