Will & Kate Meet The Obamas
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, aka Will and Kate, have just returned from their ten-day honeymoon in Seychelles, and are already starting to fulfill their duties as the new royal couple.
Earlier this morning, President Obama and the First Lady arrived at Buckingham Palace. They were greeted outside by Prince Phillip and the Queen before heading inside for a ten-minute meeting with Prince William and Catherine. While Prince William chatted with President Obama, the tanned Duchess spoke with the First Lady—they were even seen sharing a laugh.
Afterwards, the Obamas met with other royal figures, including the Queen's private secretary Christopher Geidt, her treasurer Sir Alan Reed, master of the household Air Vice Marshall David Walker, and the Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel. They were then escorted out to Buckingham Palace Gardens to watch a 41-gun salute performed by the Honourable Artillery Company while "The Star Spangled Banner" was played. The Queen has invited the Obamas to stay at Buckingham Palace—something she rarely does. They will be staying in the same suite where Will and Kate spent their wedding night.
Despite some ash billowing from the Grimsvotn volcano eruption, the Obamas had decided to go on with their UK visit.