Michelle Obama gets royal treatment in Spain

US First Lady Michelle Obama and her youngest daughter lunched with Spain`s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at the royal summer residence on the Balearic island of Majorca.

Palma De Majorca (Spain): US First Lady
Michelle Obama and her youngest daughter lunched with Spain`s
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia on Sunday at the royal summer
residence on the Balearic island of Majorca.

Obama, nine-year-old Sasha and their entourage flew into
the Majorcan capital of Palma from the glitzy Mediterranean
resort of Marbella, where they have been staying since
Wednesday at a deluxe hotel.

They are to leave for Washington later today at the end
of their Spanish holiday.

The royal couple and Princess Letizia, wife of crown
Prince Felipe, met the Obamas at their Marivent Palace outside
Palma.

Prince Felipe was not present as he is returning from a
visit to Bogota where he attended the swearing in of
Colombia`s new president, Juan Manuel Santos.

The menu released to the press included gazpacho soup,
grilled turbot and veal with mustard sauce, rice, mushrooms
and tumbet, a traditional Majorcan vegetable dish, with fresh
fruit and ice cream for desert.

The meal was washed down with white and red Spanish wines
-- Marques de Riscal and Remirez de Ganuza Reserva 2002.

Yesterday night, the Obamas dined at a restaurant near
Marbella, despite speculation that the US first lady might
attend a charity gala at the Villa Padierna hosted by
Hollywood stars Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria.

PTI

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