Michelle Obama has opened up about her experience of a ‘sleepover’ at Buckingham Palace, after being hosted by the Queen on a state visit in 2011.
Speaking at a MUSE event, hosted by Klick Health in New York, the former First Lady revealed that she wasn’t nervous as she’d already built up a rapport with the royals.
‘I think by the time we had the sleepover we had enough interacting with them,’ Michelle, 54, explained. ‘The surprising thing is folks wanted to be treated normally.
‘Everybody is happy when all the people are gone. They want to be hugged. They want to be touched. They gossip.’
When asked if the cooking was better at the White House or Buckingham Palace, Michelle came out in support of her former home.
‘I don’t want to insult anybody, American food is just better,’ she said, adding that the Queen has ‘better china’.
‘Everything is gold. We had seen the gold room – there’s a room where they keep all the gold,’ she recalled.
‘It was Sasha’s birthday and the Queen opened the house and she let us see that room.’