During Barack and Michelle Obama’s visit to Buckingham Palace in May 2011, the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom he had to ask the then president of the United States to please finish dinner and leave. The reason? The monarch was sleepy and wanted to go to bed.
Little or nothing mattered how charming the Obamas can be in their social relationships, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is a follower of discipline And neither the presence of the US president nor that of any other personality was going to change his plans to go to sleep at a certain time.
Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed details of what happened at that dinner more than a decade ago. “We were at the state banquet given for Barack Obama. The queen came up to me and said: ‘Would you tell the president it’s late and I want to go to bed?’”.
The former minister assured that at that time he felt “horrified” to have to be in charge of giving that message to Barack Obama, since according to what he perceived, I was having more than good time in the dinner. “He was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to be the one to go and say go home,'” she recalled.
Obama visited the United Kingdom in May 2011. Then-President of the United States and First Lady Michelle Obama they were the guests of honor at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. Obama also visited the UK in 2011 and 2016, but without dinners.