William and Kate meet the Obamas in first royal duties as newlyweds

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace in London, May 24, 2011. The president and the first lady traded in Irish charm for the pomp and pageantry of Buckingham Palace as they opened a two-day state visit to Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. Pictures: Obamas visit Ireland Pictures: Prince William and Kate Middleton Special Section: Britain's royal wedding Pictures: President Obama Pictures: Michelle Obama AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace in London, May 24, 2011.
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(CBS) Fresh from their honeymoon, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge took on their first royal duties as newlyweds: meeting with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

The royal couple met the president and first lady at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, as part of the Obamas' two-day state visit to Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Mrs. Obama chose a pale blue silk dress with a floral print by the American designer Barbara Tfank, according to The Guardian, which she paired with a pink bolero. The Duchess of Cambridge went for a more modern look - a tan sheath by British retailer Reiss, which is available in stores for £175 (about $280).

Mr. Obama and the first lady, who are on a four-country tour of Europe, were also greeted by the queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently returned from their secluded 10-day honeymoon in the Seychelles. Next on their royal agenda is the official celebration of the queen's birthday on June 11 (Queen Elizabeth II turned 85 in April) and the June 12 celebration ofPrince Philip's 90th birthday.

They will also be heading to Canada in early July for their first official overseas trip as husband and wife. Before flying home, they will make a brief visit to California.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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