Sasha and Malia Obama meet Moroccan Princess on African tour

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha and Malia, is welcomed by Princess Lalla Salma (centre, R) of Morocco as she arrives at the Marrakech International Airport, early June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal  - RTX2IL5V
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama with her daughters Sasha and Malia, is welcomed by Princess Lalla Salma (centre, R) of Morocco as she arrives at the Marrakech International Airport, early June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal – RTX2IL5V

While the first daughters of the United States are not quite the same as royalty elsewhere, Sasha and Malia Obama did take part in some mixing and mingling with a true princess on Monday in Morocco.

Princess Lalle Selma, the wife of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, met with first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Monday evening as the women of the first family embarked on a six-day journey around the continent to promote education for girls in Africa, according to The Associated Press.

Earlier Monday, Michelle Obama urged girls at a leadership camp in Liberia to keep fighting to stay in school in a country where only 37 percent of girls are literate, according to the U.N.  She also met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

USAID announced during the visit that it would provide $27 million in funding in Liberia for the Obama’s educational initiative, Let Girls Learn. The family, including Michelle Obama’s mother, then decamped to Marrakesh, where they were welcomed by the princess and where they will spend the day Tuesday joined by Meryl Streep to speak with girls in that country about education. The women will have a final stop in Spain following their African trip before returning to the U.S.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.