Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Obamas Michelle,Malia and Sasha and Meryl Streep join Moroccan royals for dinner in Marrakesh

The Obamas (from left, Sasha, Malia and their mother Michelle) donned traditional patterned outfits to dine with Morocco's Princess Lalla Salma (right) in Marrakesh on Tuesday evening

US first lady  Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia  indulged in a traditional Moroccan iftar with Princess Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI, on Tuesday evening. 

The Obamas were joined by actress Meryl Streep and other members of the Moroccan Royal family at the sumptuous dinner to break the fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan at King's Palace in Marrakesh.

The group touched down in Spain on the latest leg of their trip on Wednesday morning.
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Michelle Obama is on the second leg of a six-day trip to Liberia, Morocco and Spain to promote education for girls  
The Obamas attended the sumptuous dinner to break the fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan at King's Palace in Marrakesh


They were joined by actress Meryl Streep and other members of the Moroccan Royal family in Marrakesh on Tuesday evening 

Michelle Obama (left) and her daughters indulged in a traditional Moroccan iftar with the wife of King Mohammed VI (right) on Tuesday

Meryl Streep (left) an actress and advocate for girls education, and Princess Lalla Hasnaa (right) attend an Iftar dinner at the palace

Malia Obama (left) and Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco both dressed up for the lavish Iftar dinner at the royal palace in Marrakesh
Malia Obama and Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco both dressed up for the lavish Iftar dinner at the royal palace in Marrakesh

A massive floral centerpiece decorated the table as the guests tucked into traditional Moroccan delicacies during the meal


Earlier on Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama spoke about education with teenage girls in Marrakesh, Morocco

  Meryl Streep and actress Freida Pinto joined the first lady's encounter with two dozen young women in Marrakesh to discuss the challenges girls around the world face in getting educated. 

One young woman taking part, who identified herself only as Karima from Ouarzazate, in south-central Morocco, said her parents ensured she had a primary school education but discouraged her from focusing her secondary education in science technology

Meryl Streep (right) joined Mrs Obama for an event focusing on the challenges Moroccan girls face to continue their schooling

The first lady's meeting heralded an announcement that the Let Girls Learn initiative, created March 2015, would bring more than $100million of foreign aid going towards transforming secondary education in the country



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