Princess Charlene and Michelle Obama lead glamorous ladies at luncheon

Princess Charlene and Michelle Obama lead glamorous ladies at luncheon
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Michelle Obama were among the glamorous ladies at a luncheon in Harlem, New York on Wednesday.

The First Lady was a picture of elegance in a blue and white Carolina Herrera dress, while Charlene looked effortlessly chic in a white, sleeveless tailored top and skirt.

With the UN assembly underway, Michelle hosted a lunch for 49 wives of visiting UN dignitaries and Valerie Trierweiler, the partner of French president Francois Hollande.

 

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Michelle spoke about the need to improve the lives of women and girls around the world, telling guests to “share ideas for how we can all give our children the bright futures they deserve.

“Don’t be shy, make sure that you talk to the ladies at your table about the great work that you are doing in your countries because you are all doing some wonderfully powerful work,” she said.

The reception took place at Harlem’s Studio Museum, a gallery for modern and contemporary black art.

“There’s a reason why I wanted to bring you all to Harlem today,” said the First Lady. “And that is because this community… is infused with a kind of energy and passion that is quintessentially American, but that has also touched so many people around the world.”