Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Queen 'reminded Barack of his gran', Michelle Obama says

Queen 'reminded Barack of his gran', Michelle Obama says

She was due to meet children at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington before speaking at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Michelle Obama has revealed the Queen told her royal protocol was "rubbish" while attempting to put her at ease.

Former first lady Michelle Obama stunned a crowd with the words she chose to criticize a popular feminist narrative during a speech Sunday.

Mrs. Obama's memoir touches on the alleged sexism twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faced from then-candidate Trump, whom she labeled a "misogynist".

"Malia and I were talking recently about all the little things we'd stress over in junior high and high school - whether we're wearing the right clothes, a snarky comment somebody made about us, the boys we crushed on, and on and on and on", said Obama, who's now promoting her memoir Becoming.

"How much talent, how much courage and how much hope there is in our girls who are struggling to do everything right and have so much working against them", she said.

The expectation to "have it all" is something Michelle Obama is exhausted of hearing. "I'm like, 'Duh.' Marriage is hard, you know".

"When you're the first of anything, the bar feels higher".

On how she'd compare her own adolescence with her daughters' experiences: "There's a lot that's universal".

"It did not really sink in that it was her", 11-year-old Emma said.

"It doesn't go away, that feeling that you shouldn't take me that seriously".

Tickets to the event were hotly sought with many on social media saying there were more than 40,000 people in the line when booking opened and the venue intervened when tickets appeared on online marketplace Viagogo for thousands of pounds.

"I forgot where I was for a moment!" she quickly added. But that's how we were always thinking that you have to have a plan. "Going back doesn't mean that progress wasn't real".

Obama also discussed the current US political climate during her Monday appearance.

Michelle Obama's memoir has become the best-selling book of the year in the U.S., surpassing Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" and others.

She added: "Here is the secret".

"Some of my first pricks came from women journalists who accused me of emasculating my husband..."

"The building was nothing special - a boxy brick building on a nondescript street". "As I settled into a folding chair onstage and started watching the performance ... something inside me began to quake".

"That's a lie", she said. I just happened to marry somebody whose passion was politics.

At the same time, Obama also took aim at the idea of "having it all".

"I thought we were at home, y'all", Obama said, according to Vanity Fair.

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