Remember when Michelle Obama broke royal protocol while greeting Queen Elizabeth back in 2009? As it turns out, the moment wasn’t nearly as controversial as the tabloids made it seem.
Angela Kelly (the queen’s personal assistant and senior dresser) discussed the incident in her all-new memoir, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. In an exclusive excerpt obtained by Hello! magazine, Kelly admitted that the protocol breach wasn’t all that serious.
“There are certain things that are understood to be accepted protocol when it comes to interacting with Her Majesty,” she said. “Supposedly, you should never put your arm around the queen, for example. But when human instincts kick in, sometimes this is absolutely the appropriate thing to do.”