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J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Dinner with Mrs. Obama in London

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
March 31, 2009, 06:38 PM

The President of the United States Barack Obama is making a diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom, and there will be a special dinner held for the spouses of those attending the G20 summit, which will take place this week. Sarah Brown, wife of the UK Prime Minister, is hosting the event tomorrow night for Michele Obama, wife of the President, at 10 Downing Street, and among the guests will be Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The Times reports that "seated on one side of Mrs Obama will be J. K. Rowling, the author; on the other will be Kelly Holmes, the double Olympic gold medallist."

The paper continues:

Mrs Brown is in charge of the spouses’ programme and has given much thought to tonight’s table plan. Rowling, the Harry Potter author who wrote the first of her best-selling books when she was living on benefits as a single mother in a mice-infested Edinburgh flat, has long been a vocal Labour supporter. Last year she gave £1 million to the party...The menu, prepared by the chef Jamie Oliver, will feature seasonal produce including Welsh lamb, Jersey Royal new potatoes and asparagus from Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly."

You can read more on this event here from the Guardian. Readers will recall both the Obamas have spoken several times in the past (video on YouTube here) about being Harry Potter fans, and reading the books with their daughters. We are hoping to have photos from this event, and will update with more when we can.

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Posted by Accio... Sarah! on March 31, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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Heehee, that was my first time being the first to comment.
but really, that is fantastic, and I can’t wait to hear more about it, and see pictures!

Posted by Accio... Sarah! on March 31, 2009, 06:44 PM report to moderator
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I guess the Jobama shippers will have fun with this! lol

Posted by 3 Weasley Twin (ROAR!) ~{WWW Employee}~ on March 31, 2009, 06:45 PM report to moderator
425 Points

that is so cool!

Posted by Sam H. on March 31, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
797 Points

I kind of want them to become BFFs. XD

Posted by Lysh on March 31, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
444 Points

Very cool. Wouldn’t that be fun to be sitting across the table from both of them – famous women with influence in various ways, mothers of young children. Bet the conversation is fascinating if they actually get to talk at all freely.

Posted by Eeyore on March 31, 2009, 06:54 PM report to moderator
671 Points

JObama! Now we just need to get them on Pottercast.

It’s really pretty cool though, Jo and Michelle Obama in the same room

Posted by Arka on March 31, 2009, 06:57 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on March 31, 2009, 06:57 PM report to moderator
2570 Points

Jobama! Jobama!

Posted by TheCrogePodge on March 31, 2009, 06:57 PM report to moderator
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Posted by ChaseT on March 31, 2009, 07:00 PM report to moderator
4630 Points

Woohoo!! That’;s pretty damn cool :].

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on March 31, 2009, 07:05 PM report to moderator
1095 Points

Ha ha I love the Jobama name. I think that is so cool.

Posted by Gryffindorprincess09 on March 31, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
285 Points

Obama is already so cool, but this is just too amazing.

Posted by Brad Ausrotas on March 31, 2009, 07:24 PM report to moderator
1095 Points

That fact that Obama admits to being a Harry Potter fan makes him so much more cooler than I thought he was.

Posted by Gryffindorprincess09 on March 31, 2009, 07:34 PM report to moderator
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Wow, that’s going to be a pretty historic meeting!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on March 31, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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