President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were greeted by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and other members of Britain's royal family at Buckingham Palace Tuesday, as they began their two-day state visit.
From the Post’s Scott Wilson in London:
America’s first couple walked up the red carpet to the palace door, where the queen, her ubiquitous handbag in the crook of her arm, greeted them with a handshake and smile. Prince Philip stood by her side.
After their private meeting, the couples emerged onto a palace terrace where a military band played the national anthems. Cannons sounded a 41-gun salute, and Obama, alongside Prince Philip, inspected the ranks of the Scots Guards, guided by their commander, Rory Shannon.
President and Mrs. Obama also met with Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who recently returned from their honeymoon. The Obamas will reportedly be staying in the same suite that the royal newlyweds occupied on their wedding night.
See video and photos from the visit below:
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie are quite amused by a silly detail about the president and first lady’s lodgings.
A bonus photo of the Obamas in Moneygall, Ireland, on Monday.