Michelle Obama shares secrets from her amazing "sleepover" at Buckingham Palace

By Diana Pearl
September 21, 2016 05:00 PM
Credit: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

After eight years in the White House, you’d think First Lady Michelle Obama wouldn’t be phased by spending the night in a historic home.

But a sleepover at Buckingham Palace can be deemed a “highlight.”

Obama, who is n New York City for her last UN General Assembly as First Lady, took a break from meeting with dignitaries to stop by The Late Show and chat with host Stephen Colbert about her bittersweet feelings about leaving the White House – and to reminisce about the good times she had during President Obama‘s two terms in office.

One of the most notable? Her “sleepover” in Buckingham Palace, which she and the president got to do after attending a state dinner at the Queen’s residence in 2011.

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Colbert, of course, asked the obvious: “Did you and the Queen paint each other’s toe nails?”

While Obama said that she and the Queen didn’t get quite that cozy, she did give a shoutout to the Buckingham Palace chefs, who apparently, make a mean plate of French fries.

“I do remember ordering some fries,” she said. “They were good. They have good fries at the palace.”

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Of course, this was hardly Obama’s last interaction with the royal family: She’s had lunch with the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle, dined with Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace and met Prince George before his bedtime. Plus, she and Prince Harry have been pals for years now.

But a night in the Queen’s house plus French fries? Now that’s hard to top.