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Apr. 2nd, 2009 @ 09:06 am Don't Touch the Queen!
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From:solarmonarch
Date:April 2nd, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)

HugGate 2009: Another Take

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Well, here's another take on the story - this one from the Associated Press. Here's an excerpt:
Mrs. Obama clearly made an impression with the 82-year-old monarch — so much that the smiling queen strayed from protocol and put her arm around the first lady in a rare public show of affection.

It was the first time Mrs. Obama — who is nearly a foot taller — had met the queen. The first lady also embraced her.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman who asked not to be identified because of palace policy said he could not remember the last time that the queen had displayed such public affection with a first lady or dignitary.

"It was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection," he said. "We don't issue instructions on not touching the queen."
So now it's the QUEEN who broke protocol. Fascinating.

By the way - in other news, some stuff is happening in some kind of meeting with important whatnots from other countries - some kind of "summit" I think they called it. Is that like the mall "The Summit"?

Here ends your American news report.
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From:goose_entity
Date:April 2nd, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: HugGate 2009: Another Take

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it is rare indeed for Her Maj to indulge in anything resembling a PDA...!
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From:solarmonarch
Date:April 3rd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)

Re: HugGate 2009: Another Take

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Well, I hope the trend continues. The world could use more mutual and spontaneous displays of affection.