Sun, sea and maybe a little sangria for the US first lady after touching down in Spain for a short break.
Michelle Obama, arrived on the Mediterranean
coast with 9 year-old Sasha, for a trip described by White House officials as a private, mother-daughter trip.
Security in Marbella on Spain’s southern coast is extremely tight.
However, President Barack Obama, who is celebrating his 49th birthday and the couple’s eldest child Malia, are not expected to join the pair.
During the visit, the president’s wife will also fly to the Island of Mallorca where Spain’s royal family are also on holiday.
Spanish tourist officials hailed the US First Lady’s decision to choose Marbella a holiday destination, after the resorts recent efforts to shake off an image tarnished by links to the Mafia and corruption.’‘
But, while the visit is a boost for Marbella, it seems unlikely the Obama’s will rub shoulders with the locals. The pair are staying at the luxurious five star Villa Padierna, a haunt for the rich and famous.