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Obamas to dine with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Kate Middleton on UK trip

Kensington Palace said the royal couple are "very much looking forward" to the visit.

By Annie Martin
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Obamas to dine with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Kate Middleton on UK trip
President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama at a White House state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10. The couple will travel to London this week. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is scheduled to dine with Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.

Kensington Palace announced Monday on Twitter that the president, first lady Michelle Obama, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry will attend the event in London.

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"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host President and Mrs. Obama for dinner on Friday at Kensington palace," the post reads. "Their Royal Highnesses are very much looking forward to welcoming the President and First Lady to the Palace."

The president and first lady will attend lunch with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle the same day. The monarch celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday.

President Obama last saw Prince William during the latter's three-day visit to the United States in December 2014. Michelle Obama meanwhile, honored wounded veterans and promoted the Invictus Games with Prince Harry in October.

The Obamas will also meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron while in London. The couple's visit to England is part of a six-day trip to the United Kingdom, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

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