Did Queen Elizabeth Make Barack Obama Miss His Late Grandmother During His First Buckingham Palace Visit?

June 8, 2018

It’s no secret that the House of Windsor is tight with the Obamas. The former American First Family visited the Queen in 2011, and the rest is history.

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The Obama's in Buckingham Palace

Mrs. Obama famously dished on her first Buckingham Palace visit and gushed about the Queen’s chinaware and gold room.

She, however, withheld her praise when it came to the food. American food was better, she declared!

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A great fallout from their visit was the easy friendship that formed between Barack Obama and Prince Harry. But, the warm fuzzy feeling also extended to the Queen, it would seem.

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A former White House official wrote a book where this juicy bit of presidential gossip was revealed.

The book, The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, discloses that Barrack Obama was quite taken with the Queen because she reminded him of his grandmother, Toot.

Obama's Toot

Toot was the president’s nickname for his grandmother who passed on in 2008.

Obama reportedly told his national security adviser that both women shared similar traits. They were straightforward and did not suffer fools lightly.

Is this just the cutest reveal about the British monarch?

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