Michelle, Daughters Slip Into London

First family visits parliament, then hits the pub
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 6:43 AM CDT
Michelle Obama leaves the House of Commons in a motorcade during an unofficial visit on June 8, 2009 in London, England.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama flew back to the US Sunday, but Michelle, Malia, and Sasha began a secret trip to London yesterday, reports the Daily Mail, visiting Big Ben and Parliament before tucking in for fish and chips at a traditional pub near the American embassy. Michelle also made an unofficial visit to Downing Street to see Sarah Brown—but not Gordon, who has been rather busy lately.

Today the first family is heading to the suburbs to visit the set of the new Harry Potter film, where Sasha and Malia are expected to meet Daniel Radcliffe and the other stars. The tour is said to be led by Joshua Berger, an American in charge of Warner Brothers' British division. He donated more than $33,000 to a number of Democratic election funds last year.