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Michelle Obama at the time she broke royal minutes with Queen Elizabeth



Michelle Obama still responds to the time she probably violated royal minutes by hugging Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace 2009.

The former first lady talked about the entertaining event on Sunday in London while at the European Book Tournament for her memoir "Becoming."

"Yikes! Unfortunately, guys," she joked during the chat and added that for subsequent events as the first lady, she could hold her hands together so that she would not make the same "human" mistake again.

"I don't know I could have done anything different because it was a natural human reaction," she said on Sunday.

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Michelle Obama, wife of US President Barack Obama, left, joins Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the reception at Buckingham Palace in London Wednesday April 1, 2009. (AP Photo / Daniel Hambury, pool)

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle pose with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during an audience at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, pool)

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are welcomed by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, during an audience at Buckingham Palace in London on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, pool)

FILE – In this April 22, 2016 filmed photo President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when they arrive at Marine One at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Engl and. With his departure from Berlin on Friday, November 18, 2016, Obama will leave Europe last time as US President. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, file)

FILE – In this May 24, 2011 file photo President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip stand out for photographers before a dinner hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace in London . With his departure from Berlin on Friday, November 18, 2016, Obama will leave Europe last time as US President. (Larry Downing / Pool photo via AP, file)

US President Barack Obama speaks right to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II when he comes to Windsor Castle, England, Friday, April 22, 2016. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had a private lunch with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant, Pool)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave from Winfield House in London on their way to Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, April 22, 2016, to meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama and his wife first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip after helicopter landing at Windsor Castle for a private lunch in Windsor, England, Friday, April 22, 2016 (AP Photo / Alastair Grant Pool)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama enter a Range Rover as President and First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, April 22, 2016. Obama spends his first full day in the UK on Friday after arriving Thursday night. He started lunch at Windsor Castle with Queen Elizabeth II, celebrating its 90th birthday this week. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama, center and his wife's first lady Michelle Obama, joins Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the Oak room at Windsor Castle before a private lunch hosted by the Queen, Friday, April 22, 2016 (John Stillwell / Pool)

US President Barack Obama, left to left, and his wife's first lady Michelle Obama, right in the middle, make up with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left and Prince Phillip in the Oak room at Windsor Castle before a private lunch host Queen, Friday, April 22, 2016 (John Stillwell / Pool)

US President Barack Obama, right and Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, leaves in the Oak room followed by US first lady Michelle Obama, behind the right and Britain's Prince Phillip at Windsor Castle before a private lunch hosted by the Queen Friday, April 22, 2016 (John Stillwell / Pool)

President Barack Obama and his Wife First Lady Michelle Obama read by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip after helicopter landing at Windsor Castle for a private lunch in Windsor, England, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant Pool)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when they come to Marine One at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive to Marine One at Winfield House in London, Friday, April 22, 2016, having met Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Photo by: KGC-375 / STAR MAX / IPx 4/22/16 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh stand with the President and the United States of America Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (both centers ), in the Oak room at Windsor Castle before a private lunch hosted by the Queen.

Photo by: KGC-375 / STAR MAX / IPx 4/22/16 Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh stand with the president and the first lady in the US Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (both center), in the Oak room at Windsor Castle before a private lunch hosted by the Queen.

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, posing with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, during an audience at Buckingham Palace in London, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (AP Photo / John Stillwell, Pool) [19659027] President Barack Obama, left and first lady Michelle Obama, right, arrives at the sovereign entrance of the square of Windsor Castle with Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor, England, Friday, April 22, 2016. Obama is in the UK for a three-day visit . (Geoff Pugh / Pool Photo via AP)

FILE – On May 25, 2011, photo photo, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a mutual dinner at Winfield House in London. Obama has gone the extra mile to deliver 90th birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II. He will do it during lunch on April 22 with the Queen of Windsor Castle near London on what is probably the last trip to Britain's President of Obama. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak, File)

U.S. President Barack Obama, first line and Russian President Vladimir, 2nd row, is under a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville, Normany, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. Britain's Queen Elizabeth is on the right and the king of norway, harald v, to the left. World leaders and veterans praised the 70th anniversary of the Second World War's D-Day landings to soldiers who fell into Europe's liberation from Nazi German rule, which hosted France's attempt to use the incident to achieve a thaw in the Ukraine crisis. (Regis Duvignau, pool)

The President of France, the center of France, speaks flanked by US President Barack Obama, second left, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, center left, the Queen of Denmark Margrethe center, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a lunch for heads of state at Chateau de Benouville in Benouville France Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II gathered to honor the more than 150,000 US, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day troops who risked and their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's third kingdom. (AP Photo / Stephen Crawley, Pool)

FILE – This is a April 1, 2009 file photo dated by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during an audience at Buckingham Palace in London. US President Barack Obama to announce a state visit to Britain in May after accepting an invitation from the Queen, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday, February 17, 2011. (AP Photo / John Stillwell / Pool, File)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Speaking to American First Lady Michelle Obama and US Ambassador Louis Susman at Buckingham Palace in London for a host hosted by Queen Elizabeth II for Heads of State and Government before attending the opening ceremony of the London Olympics Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo / Dominic Lipinski, Pool)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a mutual dinner at Winfield House in London, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak) [19659034] UK Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama in Buckingham Palace, London, before a state bank Tuesday May 24, 2011. President Barack Obama immersed himself in the grandeur of Britain's royal family Tuesday, as Queen Elizabeth II welcomed him to Buckingham Palace for the first day of a state visit. (AP Photo / Chris Jackson, Pool)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama during a state banquet in Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. President Barack Obama immersed himself in the grandeur of Britain's royal family Tuesday , as Queen Elizabeth II welcomed him to Buckingham Palace for the first day of a state visit. (AP Photo / Lewis Whyld, Pool)

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip stand out for photographers before a dinner hosted by the Queen Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Buckingham Palace in London. (AP Photo / Larry Downing, Pool)

U.S. President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, left, are greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, right when they arrive at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

US President Barack Obama , left and first lady Michelle Obama, right, talk to Britain's Prince William, 2nd left, and the duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acted – in Irish charm pomp and side of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, when they opened a two-day state visit to the UK at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo / Toby Melville, Pool)

U.S. President Barack Obama, left and first lady Michelle Obama, right, talk to Britain's Prince William, 2nd left, and duchess in Cambridge at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama acted – in Irish charm for the pomp and side of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, when they opened a two-day state visit to the UK at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo / Toby Melville, Pool)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the terrace stairs in Buckingham Palace during an official London Arrival Ceremony on May 24, 2011. (AP Photo / Carolyn Throwing

President Barack Obama nad first lady Michelle Obama, photographed with Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their arrival at Buckingham Palace in London, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II , left on his hat as President Barack Obama, second left first lady Michelle Obama and Prince Philip are preparing to enter Buckingham Place after the president inspected a guard of honor from the gunmen at the beginning of the president's state visit to London, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo / Alastair Grant)

US President Barack Obama, left and first lady Michelle Obama, right, talk to Britain's Prince William, 2nd left, and the Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama acted – in Irish charm for the pomp and side of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, when they opened a two-day state visit to the UK at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo / Toby Melville, Pool)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Prince Philip in Buckingham Palace, London, before a state banquet on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. President Barack Obama Deepened in the grandeur of Britain's royal family Tuesday, as Queen Elizabeth II welcomed him to Buckingham Palace for the first day of a state visit. (AP Photo / Chris Jackson, Pool)

TORONTO SEPTEMBER 29: Former US President Barack Obama and Prince Harry share a joke as they watch wheelchair beams on day 7 in Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images for Invictus Games Foundation)




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Note that the Queen had seemed good at the moment of rewriting the improvised hug in her memoir.

"I did what is instinctive to me when I feel connected to a new person, who is expressing my feelings outwardly. I lovingly put a hand over her shoulder," Obama wrote.

She added: "I think the queen was okay with that too, because when I moved her, she just drew closer and rested a glove hand lightly on my back."

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At that time, an anonymous spokesman for Buckingham Palace insisted that the moment was quite good with Her Majesty and not a violation of royal minutes.

"It was a mutual and spontaneous display of love," said the spokesman at that time. "We do not issue instructions not to touch the queen."

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: In this handout provided by the White House, President Barack Obama, Prince William , Duke of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama talking to Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The president and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Hertigess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, stating his case for the UK to remain in the European Union. (Photo by Pete Souza / White House via Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Queen Elizabeth attended a state banquet in Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2011. Obama was treated at royal pomp at Buckingham Palace Tuesday on a two-day state visit aimed at ensuring that the United States and Britain retained "the specialty" in their relationship REUTERS / Lewis Whyld / PA Wire / Pool (BRITAIN – Tags: POLITICS)

TORONTO SEPTEMBER 29: Former US President Barack Obama and Prince Harry on Day 7 in Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images for Invictus Games Foundation)

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: In this handout provided by the White House, President Barack Obama, Prince William, speaks Duke of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama with Prince George at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England The president and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Hertigess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, stating his case for the UK to remain in the European Union. (Photo by Pete Souza / White House via Getty Images)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh stand with President and United States of America Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (both centers), in Oak Room at Windsor Castle before a private lunch hosted by the Queen of Windsor, UK on April 22, 2016. REUTERS / John Stillwell / Pool

LONDON – MAY 24: President of the United States Barack Obama speaks to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as they leave Winfield House, the American Ambassador's official residence on May 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein / WireImage)

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama play with Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on arrival at dinner at Kensington Palace in London, UK, April 22, 2016. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque / Photo [19659066] Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcome US President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on their arrival at Windsor Castle for a private lunch in Windsor, UK on April 22, 2016. REUTERS / Jack Hill / Pool

Britain's Prince Harry (R) and former US President Barack Obama talks about looking at a wheelchair basketball event with former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and his wife Jill Biden at Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2017. REUTERS / Mark Blinch

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: In this handout provided by the White House, President Barack Obama speaks on p. rins William, Duke of Cambridge as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince Ge Orge as First Lady Michelle Obama talks to Prince Henry at Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 in London, England. The president and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they attended lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and later dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Hertigess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Obama visited 10 Downing Street this afternoon and held a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, stating that Britain would remain in the European Union. (Photo by Pete Souza / White House via Getty Images) [19659069] LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 24: Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama (R) make up in Buckingham Palace Music Room in front of a state bank on May 24, 2011 in London , England. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are in the UK for a two-day state visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. During the trip, they will attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and the president will take up both Parliament's houses in Westminster Hall. (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

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U.S. President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at dinner at Kensington Palace with Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry in London, UK, April 22, 2016. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 25: Queen Elizabeth II signs the guestbook when she says goodbye to US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama, checked by the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) at Winfield House – home of the Ambassador to the United States, in Regent 39; s Park, May 25, 2011 in London, England. United States 44th President, Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle are in the UK for a two-day state visit at the invitation of the Queen Elizabeth II HM. Last night, they attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and today's events include talks on Downing Street and the president will take up both Parliament's houses in Westminster Hall. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Kensington Palace for dinner with Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry of London, UK, April 22, 2016. REUTERS / Stephen Crowley / Pool

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) prepares to review British troops with Prince Phillip (R), Duke of Edinburgh, during an official arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2011. REUTERS / Larry Downing (BRITAIN – Tags: ROYALS POLITICS) 19659078] LONDON APRIL 1: US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during an audience at Buckingham Palace on April 1, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama tour the Queen's Gallery with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Buckingham Palace in London May 24, 2011. REUTERS / Larry Downing (BRITAIN – Tags: ROYALS POLITICS) [19659081] LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 24: US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama (R) meet with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011 in London, England. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are in the UK for a two-day state visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. During the trip, they will attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and the president will take up both Parliament's houses in Westminster Hall. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama watches as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is wearing her hat when the wind blows during an official arrival ceremony at the Buckingham Palace Terrace staircase in London on May 24, 2011. REUTERS / Larry Downing (BRITAIN – Tags: POLITICS) [19659083] OUISTREHAM, FRANCE – JUNE 06: (28 DAY COMMITTEE) US President Barack Obama greets Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall as they attend a ceremony to celebrate D-Day 70 on the sword beach during D-Day 70 reminders June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein / WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 25: (LR) US President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at Winfield House, home of the Ambassador of the United States of America, in Rainy Park, May 25, 2011 in London, England. United States 44th President, Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle are in the UK for a two-day state visit at the invitation of the Queen Elizabeth II HM. Last night, they attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and today's events include talks on Downing Street and the president will take up both Parliament's houses in Westminster Hall. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks to Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at Buckingham Palace in central London on May 24, 2011. US President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the sumptuous royal sidewall of a state visit to the UK, with an added joy of glamor through a brief meeting with Prince William and his bride Catherine. But the 24-hour demands that follow a US president everywhere shaded the London pump, as Obama took time to say he was "broken" by the toll of evil tornadoes tearing over the northwest of the United States and killing 116 people. AFP PHOTO / CHARLES DHARAPAK / POOL (Photo Credit to read CHARLES DHARAPAK / AFP / Getty Images)

LONDON – MAY 24: (LR) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, US President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburhg attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Rota / Anwar Hussein / Getty Images) *

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LeBron James was likewise accused of breaking royal minutes when he met Prince William and Kate Middleton at a basketball game in New York City 2014, as part of the royal couple's visit to the United States

"King James "put his arm around the Duchess of Cambridge in one of the pictures, but once again the palace said there was no damage, no foul.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a lot of time in the United States, including when they participated in the NBA game and met LeBron," said Laura King, senior communications manager for Buckingham Palace, Northeast Ohio Media Group 2014. [19659002] " When members of the royal family meet people, they want them to feel as comfortable as possible, "King added. "There is no such thing as Royal Protocol."

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