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J.K. Rowling Attends London Dinner Hosted by Barack Obama

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Rosi
May 26, 2011, 01:36 AM

BBC News today reported Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's attendance at a dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama. The dinner was hosted by Obama in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and marks the end of the US President's state visit to the UK. Taking place in London at the official home of the US ambassador to Great Britain, more than 50 guests, including Colin Firth, David Beckham and of course, J.K. Rowling, attended.

The article notes, "while the state banquet on Tuesday night had been a white-tie affair, the dress code for the Obamas' dinner was black tie."

Of the evening's entertainment:

They enjoyed a three-course meal that included lobster ravioli, griddled filet of aged Highland beef, crushed Jersey Royals with rosemary, asparagus and minted broad beans, topped off with classic pecan pie and brandy ice cream for dessert.

After the last plates had been cleared, American Tony Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth performed for the diners.
Read the full article at this link.

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11771 Points

Well-deserved, and I hope she had a wonderful time. Of course, we already knew that the Obama family love her books.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on May 26, 2011, 02:10 AM report to moderator
895 Points

she deserved it :D

Posted by Emmaria on May 26, 2011, 02:51 AM report to moderator
217 Points

brilliant, fair play to the Obama couple

Posted by DavidTheUnready on May 26, 2011, 04:00 AM report to moderator
673 Points

aww i really do hope she had a fantastic time, she like totally derserved the invite

Posted by mencia on May 26, 2011, 06:06 AM report to moderator
660 Points

That sounds like a FANTASTIC dinner!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on May 26, 2011, 06:13 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

Brilliant .. She deserved it .. :)

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on May 26, 2011, 06:19 AM report to moderator
580 Points

Sounds like a fun event to be at! Is that the one where the British national anthem started to play during Obama’s toast?

Posted by Rosie016 on May 26, 2011, 08:22 AM report to moderator
46 Points

she definitely deserved the invite, and i hope she had a fantastic time!

Posted by Lily Evans on May 26, 2011, 09:16 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

I am always heartened by the knowledge that the President of the US has read all the HP books!

Posted by Won_Two on May 26, 2011, 11:22 AM report to moderator

yeah,she really deserved it, was time.

Posted by camila_black08 on May 26, 2011, 11:48 AM report to moderator
10268 Points

I wonder if Sasha and Malia attended – they are supposedly huge fans.

And what the heck is a Crushed Jersey Royal? Some disgruntled distant cousin of the Queen?

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on May 26, 2011, 12:19 PM report to moderator
442 Points

“And what the heck is a Crushed Jersey Royal? Some disgruntled distant cousin of the Queen?”

ROFL — that’s hilarious, WeenyOwl.


Posted by Bandersnatch on May 26, 2011, 12:50 PM report to moderator
748 Points

What can we say, how can Jo be absent from any major British national events?

Posted by Gene *ROAR* on May 26, 2011, 01:14 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

Ah, a kind of upscale potato. Thank you for the clarification, Bandersnatch!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on May 26, 2011, 01:27 PM report to moderator
133 Points

I still don’t like Obama….

Posted by sunny2017 on May 26, 2011, 01:57 PM report to moderator
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