Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kate Middleton steals the show with £185 High Street dress as Barack Obama jets in to Britain

Kate's £185 dress was an instant hit with fashion fans
FASHION put world politics in the shade as two queens of style met at Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess of Cambridge and US first lady Michelle Obama sent out style shockwaves when they shook hands.
Michelle looked stunning in an on-trend Barbara Tfank prom dress and striking fuchsia jacket.
But it was tanned Kate in her first official engagement with Prince William since their wedding - who stole the show in a £175 high street number.
Fashionistas crashed Reiss's website within minutes as they tried to get hold of the nude Shola bandage dress.
Minutes earlier, Michelle's husband Barack was welcomed by the Queen. He is only the third US president to make a state visit to the UK in 100 years.
The three-day trip comes at a time of close co-operation between the UK and America on issues ranging from Libya to Afghanistan, counter-terrorism and the Middle East peace process.
Cloud In a joint article, Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Ours is not just a special relationship, it is an essential relationship - for us and for the world."
The president had spent the night at the US embassy in London after flying in early from Ireland amid fears about the ash cloud.
The Obamas then went to the palace with Prince Charles and Camilla. The couple are staying in the palace's Belgian suite.
The guard of honour at the ceremonial welcome was made up of 104 soldiers and officers from the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards.
Behind them were the Band, Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guard and there was a 41-gun salute.
Obama was shown letters charting Britain's loss of the American colonies and joked: "That was a temporary blip in the relationship."

Later, the Queen held a state banquet at the palace in honour of the US first couple.
In a speech, Obama highlighted the "extraordinary service" the Queen has given to Britain and the world.
He also paid tribute to the UK's military forces for "standing shoulder to shoulder with the US for decades".
Today will be devoted to politics, with talks with Cameron at No10, followed by an address by Obama to both Houses of Parliament.