Michelle Obama just revealed she broke major royal protocol when meeting Queen Elizabeth 1 year ago

Michelle Obama just revealed she broke major royal protocol when meeting Queen Elizabeth

Cringe, but also YES!

We absolutely adore Michelle Obama, she's just one of those people we wish we were pals with.

As you may know, we also LOVE the British Royal family.

So naturally, when the two worlds collided a few years back, we were all over it.

However, Michelle Obama has opened up about the "epic faux pas" she made when she met the Monarch.

Michelle raised a number of eyebrows in 2009, when she put her arm around the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Seems minor, but you're not really meant to touch the Queen.

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Michelle dished the details of the encounter in her new book, saying:

“I confessed then to the Queen that my feet were hurting. She confessed that hers hurt, too."

“We looked at each other then with identical expressions, like, 'When is all this standing around with world leaders going to finally wrap up?' And with this, she busted out with a fully charming laugh."

“Forget that she sometimes wore a diamond crown and that I’d flown to London on the presidential jet; we were just two tired ladies oppressed by our shoes."

Been there, done that. Bought the plasters.

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“I then did what’s instinctive to me any time I feel connected to a new person, which is to express my feelings outwardly. I laid a hand affectionately across her shoulder.

“I couldn’t have known it in the moment, but I was committing what would be deemed an epic faux pas.”

To be fair, Michelle did say that Queen Elizabeth didn't seem to mind, and even mirrored the gesture.

Oh, how we love the Obamas!