During group photograph at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, Silvio Berlusconi says “Mr Obama!” “Why does he have to shout?” asks Her Majesty, irritated. “It was loud and jolly, no offence taken,” a palace spokeswoman said yesterday.
• Obama tells the Queen and Prince Philip: “I had breakfast with the prime minister, meetings with the Chinese, Russians, David Cameron … ” Philip asks: “Can you tell the difference?”
• Palace denies the Queen was offended when Michelle Obama put her arm round her, below: “A mutual and spontaneous display of affection. We don't issue instructions on not touching the Queen.”
• Barack Obama greets Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva: “There's my man, love this guy. Most popular politician on earth! It's his good looks.” Later Lula says something inaudible, and Obama asks: “Is that where all the pretty girls are?”