Michelle Obama's advice for Meghan Markle: 'Don't be in a hurry'

Michelle Obama weighs in on the idea of 'leaning in': 'That s--t doesn't work' - NY Daily News

Fans often look to the former First Lady for inspiration and advice, but her latest guiding words are directed at a particular royal - Duchess Meghan, who, like Michelle, has found herself in a role that she may not have expected. As she prepared to be picked up by the monarch in her auto, Obama said she "had all this protocol buzzing in my head, and I was like 'don't trip down the stairs and don't touch anybody, whatever you do'".

Michelle Obama said she fully backed her husband Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 because she thought he had no chance of winning.

Mrs Obama added that her husband had always had a great affection for the Queen, saying: "Barack is so incredibly fond of Her Majesty and I won't go into his fangirling but I think it's because she does remind him of his grandmother Toot, she's smart and amusing and honest". Feminists have slammed Sandberg for allegedly downplaying sexism in the workplace and elsewhere and unfairly blaming women for their shortcomings.

Obama's "Becoming" is flying off the shelves.

Since its debut, the "lean in" philosophy has been met with mixed success.

Busy: The author has been on tour promoting her NY bestseller, Becoming.

One group of women read excerpts from "Lean In" and listened to portions of Sandberg's TED talks that focused on how women should be more confident in the office.

Symbol of hope’ Michelle Obama gets an enthusiastic welcome from girls at a London school
Symbol of hope’ Michelle Obama gets an enthusiastic welcome from girls at a London school

The full interview appears in the January issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale now. "There were some kids who criticised the way I talked and said that I talked like I was white, which was another way of saying that you think you're better than other people". They also said the two women had formed a strong bond "and planned to stay in contact".

The expletive was taken as a forceful rejection of the concept advocated by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg in her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead from 2013.

Support for "leaning in" has been further hampered by the #MeToo movement, wrote Sarah Seltzer in a December 2017 piece for the Nation.

While the Obamas have a seemingly ideal marriage, the forever FLOTUS admitted it takes hard work to keep it going. It's just that in this cultural moment knocking Sandberg's ideas is fairly kosher, even for a diplomat's diplomat like Obama.

"As a wife, mother, entrepreneur and philanthropic leader...."

She and her husband enjoy such a close relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they were rumoured to be joining the royal couple for a dinner hosted by George and Amal Clooney at their riverside mansion in Berkshire tomorrow night.

Michelle admitted that when she was a teenager, she wasn't sure if other girls anxious about the same things that she and her friends did. But after a while, I realized that I had every reason to be in those environments.

Former US President George HW Bush dies at age 94
Bush wasn't well enough to attend the event, so Mulroney paid the former president a visit at home before the ceremony. President Richard Nixon became Bush's mentor, appointing him Ambassador to the United Nations in 1970.

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