Michelle Obama to dine with royals during private trip

Tuesday August 3, 2010

Further details have emerged about Michelle Obama's upcoming visit to Spain with her youngest daughter Sasha.

By invitation, America's first lady will be paying an official visit to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia during the holiday, described by the White House as a "private, mother-daughter trip".

From August 4-8, Michelle and Sasha, nine, will stay in the popular resort of Marbella, before travelling to the Balearic island of Mallorca on August 8.

And it is being reported that while there, she will lunch with the Spanish royals at their summer residence, the Marivent Palace, in the capital city of Palma.

President Barack Obama and the couple's elder daughter, 12-year-old Malia – due to attend an America summer camp - will not be taking part in the trip.

The Balearics are a popular destination for the rich and famous; some of the stars who have homes there include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Claudia Schiffer and Elle Macpherson.

Photo: © Getty Images

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