Updated, 6/17: What do you buy for the kids who have everything? That's what Michelle Obama had to figure out when presenting Prince George and Princess Charlotte gifts while touring London—and she nailed it.
According to Time (opens in new tab), Obama got a red Berlin Flyer P-Wee Wagon for George, while she gave Charlotte a personalized Alpcaca baby blanket and Amish rocking chair. Both the wagon and the rocking chair are American-made. (A bit of the U.S. for the royals!)
Updated, 6/16: When your momma is Michelle Obama (oh, and your dad is the POTUS, NBD), your trip to Europe is not going to disappoint. Case in point? Tea with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace.
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Malia and Sasha seem to have skipped posing for a pic, which doesn't surprise us given that they're teens and are visiting with their parent. ("Mom, stop, you're embarrassing us.")
Original story, 6/5: When you're a teenager, traveling with your mom is generally a bit of an eye-roll. Exceeeeept when you're the First Family, and your folks can whisk you around the world no problem.
People reports (opens in new tab) that the Obamas (minus the Commander in Chief) are taking a summer trip to London, Milan, and Vicenza, Italy from June 15 to June 21 while the girls are out of school. The First Lady's mother, Marian Robinson, will also tag along.
And the itinerary (opens in new tab) looks pretty awesome. In London, the First Lady will visit students and talk about girls' education around the world, while the rest of the family can try to pester guards at Buckingham Palace. Then, they'll go to Milan to play up the White House's "Let's Move" initiative, and the First Lady will lead a presidential delegation to the Milan Expo. Finally, they'll head to a military base in Vicenza to visit the troops, and they'll hop over to Venice to check out all the tourist traps.
Suddenly our summer staycation doesn't seem so cool 😒.
Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
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