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Michelle Obama, Malia, Sasha sightseeing in London. Dines at British pub

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WASHINGTON--After three days in Paris, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters on Tuesday were on their second day of sightseeing in London, continuing their European vacation.

The BBC was reporting that Mrs. Obama and her family surprised a British pub owner when they dropped in for dinner on Monday night. From the BBC: "The family dropped into The Audley, in the exclusive Mayfair district, which boasts the "best fish and chips in W1" on a board outside....The family spent about two and half hours at the pub, which is round the corner from the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, with Mrs. Obama enjoying a meal of sirloin steak and chips and her daughters tucking into traditional fish and chips."


Mrs. Obama, Malia and Sasha--who turns eight on Wednesday--flew to London Monday morning from Paris. Semonti Musphati, a spokesman for Mrs. Obama said the Obama women "visited Big Ben and the Tower of London and she met with Mrs. Brown."

That is Sarah Brown, the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who met with Mrs. Obama at No. 10 Downing Street.

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Sounds like the mother in chief is doing her thing -- being a great mom! Have fun in London!

According to The Audley's website, children are welcome only BEFORE 6pm.
It appears that there may be a violation of the Pub's Children’s Certificate here.
If so, The Audley may be fined or its Pub license could be suspended.
And why is Obama taking a page from the Britney Spears Mother's Handbook and taking pre-teens to a watering hole after hours?
Clueless.

Fish and Chips? Doesn't she know fish contain mercury? I guess Ms. "Hussein" Obama hates her children just as much as she white people! Also why is she eating foreign food? Is a good old American Big Mac not good enough for the America hating elitist?

HD you are exactly what is the problem with the american public school system, do you even know what a pub is....?? do you take your children to apple bees bar & grille? hello....think before you write and travel a little bit other than living on presumptions!

I live in London, I frequent Pubs regularly, The BEFORE 6pm relates to the pubs personal discretion not a ' violation of the Pub's Children’s Certificate' whatever that is? it wasn't 10 or 11 which would be considered after hours, english watering holes are pretty sophisticated especially in that area. I would make an exception for the publicity these are hard times.

TO HD
YOU SHOULD RE-READ PARAGRAPH TWO!
STOP MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLE-HILL!
WHO ASKED YOU TO GO ON THEIR WEBSITE?
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DRAG BRITNEY SPEARS INTO THIS
DIDN'T SHE LOSE HER KIDS!

It's my understanding that they ate in private room in the upstairs restaurant rather than the downstairs pub, so maybe their Certificate is still safe ?
Much like our places here in the US have a separate bar from the restuarant. Just my 2 cents.
I'm not a Brit nor am I in England or even for that matter in Illinois, but gleaned this info from other web sites. (mirror.co.uk amoung others)

DEAR GREG
THANKS FOR ADDING YOUR 2 CENTS, IT WAS NEEDED!
VERY SAD ABOUT THE SHOOTING IN THE HOLOCAUST
MUSEUM, VERY SAD INDEED!

IrishWhiskey: Why is she eating "foreign food"? Fish and Chips are not "foreign foods" in London. They are "local fare". And just why WOULD Mrs. Obama take her children to London and feed them American fast-food? That would be like visiting New Orleans and passing up the Cajun cuisine or visiting Boston and choosing to order big macs instaed of trying the area's famous clam chowder. Trying the food of a region or nation is part of the travel experience -- part of broadening oneself. If YOU want to eat McDonalds in London, you go for it...but, trust me, it doesn't make you a patriot. It makes you a fool.

Why was it necessary to take "their vacation" in Europe during American economical hard times? Did they, the first family, finance the trip or was it paid for by taxpayers money? How much in taxpayers dollars was spent providing security for the first family? If they want Americans "to tighten their belts, or "suck it up", they as the first family should be setting the example.

the eye is the mirror of one's soul. see michelle's eyes.

THE FIRST FAMILY IS SETTING AN EXAMPLE!
THE TRIP IN TOTAL WAS NOT A VACATION!
YOU ARE GRASPING AT STRAWS, MS. CLARA!
AT LEAST THEY DON'T HIDE OUT ON A RANCH EVERY
WEEKEND!
STOP CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK, IT WILL SET YOU
FREE!

Phil,

Don't you know that it is not polite to shout (all capital letters)? The article does say it is a vacation. And I believe that the question is pertinent as to who is paying for the vacation. The first family are supposed to be setting an example in these tough times. And I have already been set free!

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