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Posted in King Juan Carlos, Michelle Obama, Princess Letizia, Queen Sofia, Sasha Obama on August 8, 2010 by fadedblog

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha had lunch with Spain’s king and queen today (August 8 ) at the royal family’s holiday retreat on the resort island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean.

Mrs. O and 9-year-old Sasha arrived at Marivent palace shortly before 1 p.m. and were greeted at the front door of the residence by King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia.

According to the palace, lunch was Andalusian-style chilled gazpacho soup, chargrilled turbot, veal escalopes with mustard, Oriental rice with sauteed mushrooms, a Mallorca-style vegetable ratatouille and sliced fruit with ice cream, accompanied by wines from the northern regions of Rueda and Rioja.

The king gave Mrs. Obama some seeds for the White House garden as a parting gift, while the queen made a present of handicrafts typical of Mallorca.

After lunch the First Lady’s party was due to fly back to the United States aboard Air Force Two.