During their visit to London, the US President and First Lady were hosted in Kensington Palace by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Before dinner, the Obamas greeted George who shook hands with the US President in his robe, slippers, and pajamas. Then, little George played with the wooden rocking horse he had received as a gift from the US leader and his wife on the occasion of his birth. The photo was posted on social networks by the official account of the British monarchy and went immediately viral. As it had often happened with little prince’s outfits in the past, the royal first-born’s robe flew of the shelves in clothing stores. The President closed his visit to London meeting young people and partaking in the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.
US President’s words on Brexit on June 23, which were published yesterday in the columns of the Daily Telegraph, caused a stir. UK – Obama told the allies – should remain part of the EU not only for economic reasons, but also to allow to fight terrorism “more effectively”. These concepts were repeated also the joint press conference with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, held in London, triggering London Mayor’s strong reaction. The latter has gone so far as to call the President “part Kenyan”. An attack Prime Minister does not seem to share. Cameron defined Obama as “a man who gives wise counsel and a great friend of the United Kingdom”.
Besides, today’s news about Obama’s visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima after the G7 summit of world leaders in Japan in May; on that occasion the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Japan will meet on the island Kashiko. It has been reported by the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asiatic Review, which has cited US official sources. Obama, Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, spoke out the same year in Prague in favor of a total disarmament of nuclear arsenals worldwide. Since then, he has always expressed his desire to visit Hiroshima. The visit of the first African-American president would be a historic visit because it would be the first visit of a US President to the city struck by a US atomic bomb, which was dropped during World War II.