Washington: US first lady Michelle Obama will not be celebrating the birthday of her husband, President Barack Obama, because she will be out of the country with her younger daughter.
Michelle will travel to Spain in the first week of August on a "private visit", a White House official said, adding that President Obama will remain in the US.
This means that the Obama family will not be spending the president`s birthday together on August 4, when he will turn 49.
"Only one of the daughters will go on the trip. That will be nine-year-old Sasha, since the elder, Malia, 12, is currently at summer camp, the official said.
The trip to Marbella, 443 km from Spanish capital Madrid, "is a private visit of mother and daughter together with several old friends of the family".