From Buckingham Palace Press Office
"It was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation between the Queen and Michelle Obama.
The London Summit reception at Buckingham Palace was an informal occasion".
A Buckingham Palace Press Officer said there was no breach of protocol as they do not issue instructions on how to address the Queen.
Apparently, on a trip to the U.S. members of the public hugged the Queen.
Filed under: Michelle Obama
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