The Royals

Celebrating 60 Years: The Queen's Milestone Moments

As Britain's monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, we take a look back at the highlights of her reign

HEARTFELT HUG

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.