(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and the first lady will visit the queen for an official state visit to the United Kingdom in May, the White House and Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.
The Obamas will stay at Buckingham palace during the two-day visit, set for May 24-26, which came at the invitation from the queen.
It marks the president’s first European state visit, which the White House described as a sign of the "strength of the special relationship" between the two countries.
Mr. and Mrs. Obama have met the queen once before, in April 2009, during a visit to Buckingham Palace.
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