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President Obama and First Lady arrive for Kensington Palace dinner

President Obama and the First Lady have been welcomed by the Duke of Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace, where they will have dinner this evening.

The Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry talk with the President and First Lady Credit: PA
The Duke of Cambridge chats with the President and First Lady before dinner at Kensington Palace Credit: Kensington Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry talk with the First Lady before dinner at Kensington Palace Credit: Kensington Palace


First picture: When Harry met Michelle

Prince Harry invited Michelle Obama to his palace in Kensington this morning for a cup of tea.

The First Lady of the United States met the fifth in line to the throne to discuss support for veterans and their families - and to introduce her to her daughters Sasha and Malia, and her mother Marian Robinson.

Michelle Obama (left) and Prince Harry Credit: Amanda Lucidon/The White House

First Lady announces £128m UK-US education scheme

Michelle Obama has announced a £128m ($200m) partnership between the US and the UK to help educate adolescent girls in developing countries.

Writing in the Financial Times, the First Lady said girls face obstacles to education such as forced marriages, early pregnancies, abuse and sexism, and described this as "a heartbreaking injustice".

She said the UK was a "global leader" for girls' education, and announced that "British and American partners will work together to support teacher training, girls' leadership camps, and other community-based programmes in developing countries".

She is meeting David Cameron later today to discuss the matter.

First Lady tells schoolgirls that their lives are similar

In an inspirational speech, Michelle Obama has told the pupils of an east London girls' school that her experience of growing up poor and working hard for an education is the same as theirs.

Mrs Obama, the wife of the President of the USA, told girls that “the world needs more girls like you growing up to lead our parliaments and board rooms”.

The First Lady spoke of her own struggles to work hard and persuade people that she could make it into an elite university.

She's visiting Britain to promote her Let Girls Learn campaign, to boost education for adolescent girls around the world.

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