How do you get the Queen of England to let down her guard? Send in Michelle Obama. Royal onlookers were stunned last week when the first lady was hugged by Queen Elizabeth II upon introduction.
Since moving into the White House two months ago, Mrs. Obama has shown herself to be a new kind of president's wife — a woman who is very much her own person. Not content simply picking a token cause and speaking about it on occasion, Mrs. Obama has been seen out and about in her new community as she begins to tackle the issues that mean the most to her. From education — she was seen reading Dr. Seuss books to children — to healthy foods — she helped her staff plant an organic vegetable garden on the White House grounds — Obama has proven herself to be one of a kind. And, a woman to whom most mothers and wives can relate. Though we still envy her toned arms.