People are supposed to curtsey and not hug the Queen , yet Michelle Obama did both and got away with it. No one ever does it, it is remarkable she was able to get away with it without the intervention of the ladies in waiting and other hangers on around Queen Elisabet II. blogger
Less than 24 hours after her protocol-breaking hug of Queen Elizabeth, Michelle Obama pulled up in front of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school for a surprise visit.
On her way to the school, her motorcade passed newsstands teeming with reports about The Hug.
The Daily Mail, for one, called it "an electrifying moment of palpable majesté: A breach of centuries-long protocol ..."
While generally approving, reports noted that protocol "has been set in stone for generations. 'Whatever you do,' courtiers are apt to warn, 'don't touch the queen.'" Pata zaidi hapa
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A Buckingham Palace spokesman who asked not to be identified because of palace policy said he could not remember the last time the queen had displayed such public affection with a first lady or dignitary.
"It was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection," he said. "We don't issue instructions on not touching the queen."