• HEARTFELT HUG photo | Michelle Obama, Queen Elizabeth II

Credit: Daniel Hambury/AP

Published: Thursday May 24, 2012 06:00 AM EDT



During President Obama's first official visit to the U.K. in 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama broke royal protocol by initiating an affectionate hug with the queen – a royal no-no unless the monarch makes first contact. But Queen Elizabeth II quickly responded by hugging her right back.