Obamas Lunch With Royals, Wrap Trip

Michelle, Sasha head home after stop in Mallorca
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2010 8:30 AM CDT
Spain's King Juan Carlos welcomes Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha on their arrival at the Marivent Palace, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010.   (Manu Mielniezuk)
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(Newser) – US first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha are having lunch with Spain's king and queen at the royal family's holiday retreat on the resort island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean. The Obamas arrived at Marivent palace shortly before 1pm and were greeted at the front door by King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, and Princess Letizia.

The king gave Mrs. Obama some seeds for the White House garden as a parting gift, while the queen made a present of handicrafts typical of Mallorca. The lunch meeting marks the end of a controversial five-day private visit to Spain by Mrs. Obama, who toured beauty spots in the southern region of Andalusia including Marbella, Ronda, and the Alhambra palace in Granada.

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