Obama was photographed chatting with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge at the event, as well as to Queen Elizabeth.

Prince Charles and his other son Prince Harry were also present, along with the heads of state and government representing about 95 other countries.

The queen spoke at the reception, welcoming the international representatives to the country.

“Many sports played in these Games have their historic roots in this country, and as a nation we have an abiding passion for sport, as well as a tradition of fair play and a good-natured sense of fun,” she said, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaNetflix surpasses Comcast in market value Chicago City Council approves Obama Presidential Center Michelle Obama posts childhood photo in advance of forthcoming memoir MORE, Mitt and Ann Romney, along with the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, later attended the Olympics opening ceremonies, which are on a delay in the USA and will be televised Friday evening.

The first lady tweeted from the ceremonies that she had “never seen anything like this,” employing lots of exclamation points.