Proof That the Obamas and the British Royal Family Are BFFs

The families have been happily hanging out for years.

Michelle Obama and Prince Harry had tea at Kensington Palace this week. (Photo: Amanda Lucidon/The White House via Getty Images)

Michelle Obama and Prince Harry had tea at Kensington Palace this week. (Photo: Amanda Lucidon/The White House via Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Michelle Obama kicked off her week-long European tour with a quaint tea party at Kensignton Palace. Her royal host was Prince Harry, who evidently put down his polo mallet to chat about the First Lady’s Let Girls Learn, an initiative promoting education for girls around the world.

If the pair look like old pals, perhaps it’s because this is far from the first time an Obama has hung out with a royal Brit. America’s First Family and the British Royal family have been hanging out for years, and from the looks of it, they’re practically BFFs.

Prepare to feel as though your own social engagements—now matter how elegant—will never measure up.

2011 State Visit to the U.K.

In May of 2011, Queen Elizabeth II invited President Obama and the First Lady for a two-day State Visit to the U.K. While there, they met with Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Duchess, of course, ensured her hair was perfect.

The President and First Lady met with Prince William and Kate Middleton.  (Photo: Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The President and First Lady met with Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Photo: Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

President and Ms. Obama also enjoyed a glitzy dinner with the Queen and Prince Phillip at London’s Winfield House.

President Obama and the First Lady dined with the Queen and Prince Phillip. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama and the First Lady dined with the Queen and Prince Phillip. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2012 London Olympics

Ms. Obama and Kate Middleton warmly greeted each other at a June 27 Buckingham Palace reception for Heads of State and Government attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Ms. Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge greeted each other at Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Ms. Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge greeted each other at Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Harry’s 2013 Trip to the U.S.

See—Ms. Obama and Prince Harry have a history of spending time together! During a 2013 trip to the U.S., Prince Harry met with the First Lady at the White House, where they attended an event honoring military families.

The First Lady and Prince Harry in May, 2013. (Photo: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The First Lady and Prince Harry in May, 2013. (Photo: John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

2014 D-Day Anniversary

In June of 2014, President Obama joined Her Majesty and a slew of other world leaders to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Benouville, France. Look how happy President Obama looked to be standing next to the Queen!

The President looked very happy to be there.  (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The President looked very happy to be there. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Will and Kate’s 2014 U.S. Trip

Later that year, Prince William and President Obama shared a chuckle in the Oval Office in November, 2014. The visit was part of Will and Kate’s three-day trip to the U.S.

They look like best buds! (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

They look like best buds! (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Charles and Camilla’s 2015 Visit to D.C.

This past March, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the Oval Office. The meeting was part of Charles and Camilla’s four-day trip to the U.S., which also included tours of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial and the National Archives, among other landmarks. You just know Joe Biden told some great jokes.

The foursome hung out in the Oval Office. (Photo: Chris Radburn-Pool/Getty Images)

The foursome hung out in the Oval Office. (Photo: Chris Radburn-Pool/Getty Images)

Proof That the Obamas and the British Royal Family Are BFFs