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J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Dinner with Mrs. Obama in London

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
March 31, 2009, 06:38 PM

The President of the United States Barack Obama is making a diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom, and there will be a special dinner held for the spouses of those attending the G20 summit, which will take place this week. Sarah Brown, wife of the UK Prime Minister, is hosting the event tomorrow night for Michele Obama, wife of the President, at 10 Downing Street, and among the guests will be Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The Times reports that "seated on one side of Mrs Obama will be J. K. Rowling, the author; on the other will be Kelly Holmes, the double Olympic gold medallist."

The paper continues:

Mrs Brown is in charge of the spouses’ programme and has given much thought to tonight’s table plan. Rowling, the Harry Potter author who wrote the first of her best-selling books when she was living on benefits as a single mother in a mice-infested Edinburgh flat, has long been a vocal Labour supporter. Last year she gave £1 million to the party...The menu, prepared by the chef Jamie Oliver, will feature seasonal produce including Welsh lamb, Jersey Royal new potatoes and asparagus from Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly."

You can read more on this event here from the Guardian. Readers will recall both the Obamas have spoken several times in the past (video on YouTube here) about being Harry Potter fans, and reading the books with their daughters. We are hoping to have photos from this event, and will update with more when we can.

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84 Comments

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9765 Points

Ohhh Mrs. Obama is so lucky! lol

Posted by maera-kyrie on March 31, 2009, 11:07 PM report to moderator
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This news is very cool…but I admit, I can’t help wondering if it’s an April Fool’s Day joke. Well, I hope not; I’ll look forward to hearing more about it. :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on March 31, 2009, 11:12 PM report to moderator
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7524 Points

Very cool. Jobama rules.

Posted by Bradyboy on March 31, 2009, 11:18 PM report to moderator
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That would be a really cool dinner to attend!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on March 31, 2009, 11:36 PM report to moderator
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393 Points

lol… best april fools ever!!!

Posted by Tabitha_potter on April 01, 2009, 12:02 AM report to moderator
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Thats pretty cool. The Obama girls will probably get some autographed stuff I would think. I think it’s pretty cool that President Obama read all the Harry Potter books with his oldest daughter!

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 01, 2009, 01:16 AM report to moderator
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haha cool

Posted by bec majec *roar* on April 01, 2009, 05:14 AM report to moderator
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2702 Points

Is this a joke? :D

Posted by Mairéad on April 01, 2009, 08:40 AM report to moderator
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315 Points

This is really beyond cool grins insanely Jobama! shakes head great stuff, great times :)

Posted by darkveela on April 01, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
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Mr. and Mrs. Obama FTW!

Also: “We are hoping to have photos from this event, and will update with more when we can.

LOL, pun!

Posted by Cellar Door [*SQUEE!*] on April 01, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
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2611 Points

omg John Noe was right. This day is the last day of earth. It is JoBama!

Posted by Taylor Potter ~★ROAR★~ on April 01, 2009, 03:58 PM report to moderator
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846 Points

COOLNESS! Agreed with the person who wants them to become BFFs. I think Obama should take a fifteen minute break from being president sometime and be an extra in the backround of Deathly Hallows.

Posted by Olivia [Phoenix] WBM! on April 01, 2009, 04:55 PM report to moderator
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Yesss! :D

Posted by Mera004 on April 01, 2009, 05:02 PM report to moderator
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oh that’s awesome! I wonder if it will be on TV…

Posted by chocolaterabbits on April 01, 2009, 05:14 PM report to moderator
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LOL Jobama _

Posted by chocolaterabbits on April 01, 2009, 05:14 PM report to moderator
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