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More on First Lady Obama and Daughters Visit to Set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
June 10, 2009, 06:05 PM

Yesterday, multiple media reports stated that the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and her two daughters were to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows today.  As noted yesterday afternoon, a publicist for the Harry Potter films stated to ABC News  that she was not aware of any visit planned. However today, the AP is reporting that a spokesperson for Michelle Obama confirmed that while in London "Mrs Obama and her daughters had been in London and had visited the famous clock tower at the Houses of Parliament that houses the Big Ben bell, along with Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and a Harry Potter set." The Times has more on what the set visit included, as they reported the family enjoyed "a party on the set of the final instalments of the boy-wizard series.The trip was an eighth birthday treat for the Obamas' younger daughter, Sasha, although Malia, 10, also went along for the ride...Sources close to the Leavesden studios, in an old Rolls-Royce factory near Watford, said that the author JK Rowling - who sat next to Mrs Obama during the G20 banquet in Downing Street - was also attending today" Update: There is more from the Watford Observer, which reports: "First Family arrived on site at about 1pm and were taken on a tour of the set before celebrating with author J K Rowling and a large group of youngsters. Young Sasha and sister Malia, 10, both avid Harry Potter fans, were then treated to a surprise visit by star Daniel Radcliffe. The source said Mrs Obama, who had her hair tied back in a bun, looked ‘very elegant’. This birthday party on the set of Harry Potter was confirmed to MSNBC by the spokesperson for the office of the First Lady.

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Posted by grey_nightshirt on June 11, 2009, 03:56 AM report to moderator
502 Points

Wow…That’s a pretty good birthday present!

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on June 11, 2009, 06:09 AM report to moderator
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Cool! Happy Birthday to Sasha! :)

Posted by NightSky on June 11, 2009, 06:10 AM report to moderator
1536 Points

Lucky girls!

Posted by Ramona on June 11, 2009, 06:11 AM report to moderator
839 Points

Can my daddy be president?? Please?? I am sooo jealous of those girls right now.

Posted by Hermione Weasley on June 11, 2009, 06:14 AM report to moderator
513 Points

GOOOOOOOOOOOO Gryffindor!!!!!!!!!

Posted by RogueBludger*ROAR* on June 11, 2009, 07:11 AM report to moderator
305 Points

they are sooo lucky!

Posted by weasleygirl101(ROAR) on June 11, 2009, 07:20 AM report to moderator
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sigh. sadness. for me lol

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on June 11, 2009, 07:26 AM report to moderator
369 Points

Wow she wasn’t even born when Philosophers Stone came out…

Posted by katiee on June 11, 2009, 07:40 AM report to moderator
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Nice birthday present

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 11, 2009, 08:25 AM report to moderator
857 Points

that’s so cool. I hope they had an amazing time. That would be the most amazing present ever! I guess they took Dan up on his offer…

Posted by kayzz on June 11, 2009, 08:28 AM report to moderator
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Happy Birthday, Sasha!

Posted by ZoeyLuna on June 11, 2009, 08:29 AM report to moderator
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How fun for them! I wonder which set they visited and which stars they met. Very cool.

Posted by ProfessorCharms [ROAR] on June 11, 2009, 08:43 AM report to moderator
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Lucky Harry Potter people, they got to meet Michelle Obama!!!

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on June 11, 2009, 08:47 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

Now that’s a birthday present!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on June 11, 2009, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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