Prince George stayed up way past his bedtime to meet the Obamas

By Kirstin Buick
23 April 2016

Prince George got to stay up very late last night -- but it was a special occasion.

Prince George meets The President and First Lady of the United States.

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The little royal got to meet Michelle and Barack Obama on their visit to Kensington Palace on Friday night -- but it was straight back to bed after that. Clad in a tiny white dressing gown, jammies and slippers, the two-year-old was adorably sombre as he shook hands with the US president and first lady. Read more: ‘He was as good as gold’: adorable Prince George takes centre stage in the Queen’s 90th birthday photo "Prince George stayed up to meet the president and first lady when they arrived at Kensington Palace," a spokesperson for the palace said.

The third in line to the throne got the opportunity to show the Obamas just how much he loves a gift they sent to him after his birth -- a beautiful wooden rocking horse, which he was allowed to take for a test drive before being whisked off to the nursery.

Prince George thanks @BarackObama for his rocking horse, given to him when he was born

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"He was able to show the president and first lady a rocking horse, given to George when he was born, and a stuffed toy, given to George when Princess Charlotte was born, that had been previously given to him by president and Mrs Obama." Read more: The future of the monarchy: Meet all the royal grandkids in the Queen’s 90th birthday photo George's little sister Charlotte was nowhere to be seen -- she was "fast asleep" at the time, the spokesperson explained.

The Duchess and Prince Harry chat with the First Lady before dinner at Kensington Palace

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Michelle and her husband, who were invited to an informal dinner at Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry last night, are in the UK for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations this week.

The Duke chats with the President of the United States before dinner at Kensington Palace

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Speaking to the media at 10 Downing Street earlier, the US leader wished the Queen a happy birthday, calling her one of his favourite people.

"Should we be fortunate enough to reach 90, may we be as vibrant as she is," he said.

"She is an astonishing person and a real jewel to the world and not just the United Kingdom."

"The Queen's been a source of inspiration for me, like so many people around the world. She is truly one of my favourite people."

Sources:, ABC News, The Mirror

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