Clad in the latest Marriott Residency Inn Sleep-O-Rama pattern (Room 626 Edition), Princess Michele performs the Bataan Death Curtsy for the Emperor of Japan.
From the Daily Mail:
Michelle Obama has had an awkward start to her visit to Japan as she was pictured towering over Emperor Akihito and stumbling as she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsy at once.But all was well after the Emperor gave her a treat.
The First Lady, dressed in a florid combination of a blazer and skirt, dwarfed the Emperor in her silver stilettos, while he maintained his composure and smiled politely.
She then squatted slightly while shaking his hand, seemingly trying to disguise the difference of height between them.She really, really liked the treat but the Emperor brought only the one.
Mrs Obama, who is 5ft 9in tall, also caused embarrassment earlier in the day when she grabbed Akie Abe, wife of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a hug-and-handshake combination while the Japanese First Lady was trying to bow.The last incident was explained as a simple mistake; the First Lady thought Mrs. Abe was dressed like a french fry.
Fortunately the Air Force jet carrying her condiments and chili dogs was refueling in Guam so Mrs. Abe was in no danger.