Queen-Michelle PDA A-OK: Royal Court

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 1:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Michelle Obama’s hands-on encounter with Queen Elizabeth yesterday was not a breach of protocol, Buckingham Palace assures CNN. The two shared a surprising half-embrace, virtually unheard of from Her Highness. “It was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation,” the Royal Press Office said. Besides, the reception where the PDA occurred was “an informal occasion.”