U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama talks to Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, at Buckingham Palace, May 24, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the lavish royal pageantry of a state visit to Britain. (Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
‘Long lost cousin’ Obama visits Irish village
U.S. President Barack Obama sipped a pint of stout and cuddled babies on Monday as a tiny Irish village on Monday welcomed home “a long lost cousin” with an outpouring of affection. Hoisting a glass of Guinness at Ollie Hayes pub as fiddle music played, Mr. Obama thus began a four-nation tour of Europe with a celebration of his ancestral roots.