Photo credit: Getty Images
President Obama and the First Lady met members of the royal family at Buckingham palace on Tuesday, it was Obama’s second full day of a planned six-day, four-nation trip to Europe.
One very special moment of the day?
When America’s most famous couple— the president and his wife— met Britain’s most famous couple, the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Meeting the Obama’s was Kate’s debut “official” engagement as an solid new member of The Firm.
Fresh back from their honeymoon in the Seychelles, Kate and Wills looked happy and tan, and ready to take on their new responsibilities together.
“Wills and Kate were making their official debut after their wedding,” says the Mirror. “And they were given centre stage for the arrival of the Obamas.Keen to show Kate, 29, and William, 28, as the youthful future of the Royal Family, Palace aides made sure the meeting was one of the high points of the landmark state visit.”
So, how did the Duchess do in her new royal role?
“Kate was brilliant,”One insider said to the Mirror.
“The Obamas, especially Michelle, were enchanted by her.”
“The Royal Family recognise the star power of Kate and William and know how popular they are round the world.”
The Duchess of Cambridge meets Michelle Obama
The Duchess was clad in her trademark high street chic during the event— she wore a simple £175 ($340) camel bandage dress called ” Shola” of the label Reiss—the same label she chose to wear for one of her famous official engagement portraits by world-renowned photographer Mario Testino.
Kate also threw a designer label into her high street mix— the Anya Hindmarch ‘Maud’ clutch in black silk.
Michelle Obama was a colorful contrast to Kate, pretty and summary in a dress from Barbara Tfank‘s 2011 resort collection.
She “stayed true to her colourful style wearing a shimmering blue floral brocade ‘prom’ dress by one of her favourite designers, Barbara Tfank with a metallic pink silk bolero,” reports the Telegraph.
The NYDailyNews describes the dress as a “pale green, floral, a-line dress.” While the New York Times describes the dress as ” a belted gray print dress.”
“The first lady was in girlish, almost princessly sheeny florals,” writes Jess Cartner-Morley, a fashion reporter for The Guardian.“The new princess, by contrast, looked a vision of modern, trans-Atlantic glamour. The dress, the blow-dry, the deep tan: this could be Victoria Beckham at a Los Angeles luncheon.”