Most people can only dream of getting a chance to stay in the White House and Buckingham Palace. Some of the most influential and powerful people in the world have graced their halls, and they adorned with a splendor that us Average Joes can barely imagine.
Few have had a chance to experience and compare both, but one of the lucky people who has is the former First Lady Michelle Obama.
The 54-year-old recently opened up about what it was like to spend the night in Buckingham Palace on a state visit in 2011.
After Barack Obama’s election in 2008, the family developed an extremely close bond with the British Royals.
In the video below, Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to President Obama with a state banquet:
“I think by the time we had the sleepover we had enough interacting with them. The surprising thing is folks wanted to be treated normally,” she told a MUSE event in New York.
“Everybody is happy when all the people are gone. They want to be hugged. They want to be touched. They gossip,” she said of life in Britain’s most famous address.
However, despite being extremely complimentary about the palace, there was one thing which Michelle said the White House does better!
The British Royal Family might have access to the best food that the United Kingdom has to offer, but according to Michelle, it wasn’t quite up to the standard of the food available at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“I don’t want to insult anybody, but American food is just better,” Michelle said.
However, she wasn’t totally disappointed with all of the food and added, “I do remember ordering french fries at the palace, they were good. They were some good fries.”
“Everything is gold. We had seen the gold room, there’s a room where they keep all the gold,” she said of the palace.
“It was Sasha’s birthday and the Queen opened the house and she let us see that room. During the state banquet, the plate that I thought was the charger, that was the plate. They put food on the gold charger.”
“I said, ‘You win. You win on the plates. You got us beat.’ Their rose garden? Much bigger.”
The most recent trip which the Obamas took to England was in 2016. Pictured below is Barack enjoying watching Prince George playing on a rocking horse which the former First Family gave to him.
Even though the Obamas are no longer in the White House, because of the friendship they established with the British Royal Family, many people have been speculating whether or not they will be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding.
“Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement,” Barack Obama tweeted when the couple announced their engagement in November. “We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.”
But it is believed that Harry and Meghan might not invite the Obamas out of fear of offending President Trump.
“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” a senior British government source revealed to The Sun. “Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen.”