In which Barack Obama and the Queen of the Netherlands share a few photogenic laughs


President Obama talks to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during the 70th Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at Sword Beach, Ouistreham, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II's D-Day landings. REUTERS/Alain Jocard/Pool)

President Obama attended the 70th commemoration of D-Day today in Ouistreham, France, where he apparently told a very good joke. He hung out with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during part of the event, and they likely made all the other international leaders jealous with all the fun they had.


(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

What could they possibly be talking about? One hundred points to the first person to write a one-act play describing their conversation in great detail.


REUTERS/Alain Jocard/Pool

It wasn't the first time Obama shared laughs and photos with European leaders at an event thought to be somber.


President Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a selfie picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to first lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

At today's event in D-Day, however, many other leaders appeared to have fun too.


Britain's Queen Elizabeth II toasts with French President Francois Hollande at a state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on June 6, 2014, following the international D-Day commemoration ceremonies in Normandy, marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy.  ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

 

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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