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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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Oh wow!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on April 01, 2009, 06:36 PM report to moderator
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oooo wow! I guess being the president’s wife has its advantages. Lucky!

Posted by luna333hermione[ROAR] on April 01, 2009, 08:37 PM report to moderator
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:)))) I imagine Obama watching Harry Potter movies in the White House between important meetings )))

Posted by Pollytomat on April 02, 2009, 12:32 AM report to moderator
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Wow….that’s great! And funny, somehow it makes me crack up…

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 02, 2009, 03:18 AM report to moderator
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Let’s face it, Jo is more famous than anyone else in that room, including Michele Obama.

Posted by Graymayne on April 02, 2009, 03:50 AM report to moderator
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I bet Obama’s daughters don’t like Twilight…hehe

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on April 02, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
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AWESOME!!!!! Go Jo! :D

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on April 02, 2009, 05:14 AM report to moderator
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This is the coolest EVER dinner party… I’d have LOVED to be invited to this!!!

In the UK we have a programme called Come Dine With Me… and it’s competative dining… THAT party would win hands down – and I wonder who was swapping autographs?

Posted by JustSuperMione on April 02, 2009, 06:05 AM report to moderator
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WOAH!!!! Jo is totally gonna heat up the temperature there! :)

Posted by Riverwings [.gO cRaIZY! ROAR!.] on April 02, 2009, 06:42 AM report to moderator
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That’s a smart idea. The Obama girls are supposed to be big HP fans. That would be a treat for them to find out their mom got to talk to Jo. It’s weird how the importance of kids’ parents usually don’t faze them. I’m sure they would be like, “Yeah, our dad is the president and all, but our mom got to meet JK Rowling!” lol.

Posted by savingharry on April 02, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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AWESOME

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on April 02, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
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alright..coooll

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on April 02, 2009, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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There are Jobama shippers?

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 02, 2009, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 02, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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Michele Obama is lucky!! Thats cool that our first family likes harry potter!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 02, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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