"They certainly didn't look it in any of the things we had previously seen of them on television," the duke commented afterward, "and I must say it came as rather a shock when they first strode ponderously into the room."
But no harm done, and Her Majesty seemed openly relieved as she discovered the Obamas are apparently quite tame.
Incidentally, the Duke of Edinburgh still holds the Guinness Record for the number of medals worn by an individual who in real life was only a lieutenent.
In other news...
Oh, never mind. You have probable heard of the Queen and Michelle's little affair already.