Quote of the Day

"This was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation between The Queen and Michelle Obama."—A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman, on the First Lady having touched the Queen in what "some of the more excitable elements of the media—particularly the Americans" have suggested may have been a breach of royal protocol.

The Times notes dryly: "They missed the real story, however. What was far more interesting was that the Queen put her arm round the First Lady."

Boehlert's got more on the dreadful American media coverage of the Obamas' visit to the Palace.

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