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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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4630 Points

I not officially would like to be the first lady. Happy birthday Sasha! You better remember this one ;] bc the whole WORLD is jealous of you right now.

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on June 11, 2009, 09:31 AM report to moderator
428 Points

wow.. sure is nice to visit HP & the Deathly Hollows set…

wow.. sure is nice to visit HP & the Deathly Hollows set…

Posted by alegria35 on June 11, 2009, 09:32 AM report to moderator
1921 Points

Oh, what a good question A Chocolate Frog. I too wonder what Houses they’d be sorted into. Obama could be a Gryffinclaw, because he’s brave as well as smart, but he’d probably be Gryffindor. Michelle I think would be Ravenclaw. Don’t know about the kids though.

Posted by izziewitch on June 11, 2009, 09:49 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

I’m so JEALOUS!! But it’s great for them because the OBAMAS have said before that they’re big Harry POtter fans. So Awesome!

Posted by cghambright on June 11, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator
2404 Points

What a fantastic birthday treat! I remember reading somewhere that both girls were big fans of the books. They’ve got great taste in reading :)

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on June 11, 2009, 10:36 AM report to moderator
92 Points

Somebody said to me yesterday that we all have equal chance of getting to visit the set because of competitions yes that may be, however they are still getting in for free without having to enter competitions or anything like that which is what i disagree with. They are only getting in because one of them is Presidents Obama’s wife and because the kids are his daughters. Even though i disagree with it i hope they had a good time.

Posted by Huddz on June 11, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

Such an amazing opportunity. I wonder if we’ll see any pictures from their visit?

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 11, 2009, 10:44 AM report to moderator
360 Points

luckyy girlss :)…….

Posted by potterrock on June 11, 2009, 11:53 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Thats just too cool!

Posted by Won_Two on June 11, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
303 Points

I’m so happy for them, I hope they had a really good time. And they got to meet Dan. Double Lucky! But where were Rupert and Emma? Not on set that day? I suppose it makes sense since Dan was the one who invited them xD

Posted by Rose on June 11, 2009, 01:33 PM report to moderator
19573 Points

Very lucky! Hope they had a great time!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on June 11, 2009, 01:39 PM report to moderator
508 Points

Hmmm, again people are super lucky, I really want something like Felix Felicis!!! how cool would that be!!!!!

Posted by Sanju on June 11, 2009, 01:51 PM report to moderator
7393 Points

Nice bithday present :D

Posted by saffran { roar } on June 11, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
281 Points

that is just so cool. i wish they had taken me with them.

Posted by morgona on June 11, 2009, 02:25 PM report to moderator
594 Points

I wonder which one of them was more nervous, Sasha and Malia for meeting Dan or Dan for meeting the Obamas :) Oh, to be one of the First Daughters! sigh That’s prolly one birthday present Sasha will never forget :)

Posted by MischiefManaged on June 11, 2009, 03:30 PM report to moderator
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