Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! A Look Back at Her Big Year

Celebrate the First Lady's special day on Jan. 17 by reliving her remarkable first year in the White House (12 Photos)

Louise Barile on Jan 15, 2010 at 6:38PM

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Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! A Look Back at Her Big Year

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Royal Visit

Britain’s reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has never been known as a touchy-feely kind of woman, but she clearly warmed to Michelle (standing next to Prince Philip) during the First Couple’s April 1 trip to Europe. While posing for photos, the queen put her arm on the First Lady’s back, a gesture that was reciprocated. Though some called it a breech in royal protocol, Buckingham Palace made light of the hug, calling it “a mutual and spontaneous display of affection and appreciation.”

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