The din­ner party con­ver­sa­tion you’d re­ally like to ear­wig!

Michelle Obama to join Meghan and Harry at Clooneys’ £10m home

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Zoe Grif­fin and Katie Hind

IT IS set to be one of the most starstud­ded din­ners ever. When the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex head to the Clooneys’ river­side man­sion in Berk­shire for one of their reg­u­lar get-to­geth­ers next month, an­other VIP will be join­ing them – Michelle Obama.

It is Meghan’s first chance since the Royal Wed­ding in May to thank the for­mer Amer­i­can First Lady for play­ing a key role in in­tro­duc­ing her to Prince Harry.

Harry and Meghan will at­tend a din­ner hosted by Ge­orge and Amal Clooney at their £10mil­lion home on an is­land in the Thames af­ter Mrs Obama, 54, gives a talk in Lon­don to fans about her new mem­oir, Be­com­ing.

The din­ner party con­ver­sa­tion will cer­tainly be in­ter­est­ing. Ac­tor and lib­eral ac­tivist Ge­orge, 57, is an out­spo­ken critic of Pres­i­dent Donald Trump, and his wife Amal, 40, is a noted hu­man rights lawyer.

It is un­der­stood that Meghan, 37, has been keen to meet up with Mrs Obama af­ter she and Harry were steered away from invit­ing her and hus­band Barack, the for­mer US Pres­i­dent, to their wed­ding for ‘po­lit­i­cal rea­sons’.

A source told The Mail on Sun­day: ‘Michelle is keen to see the Clooneys when she is in the UK, as she and Barack are very close to Ge­orge. She also wants to see Harry and Meghan as she was very dis­ap­pointed not to have been able to at­tend the wed­ding and wants to check in on them. She was in­stru­men­tal in in­tro­duc­ing Harry and Meghan and feels a re­spon­si­bil­ity to see how they are get­ting on, as well as cel­e­brate the news they are about to be­come par­ents.’

The din­ner, sched­uled for December 4, is the day af­ter Mrs Obama’s ap­pear­ance at Lon­don’s South­bank Cen­tre. She will then fly back to Amer­ica to con­tinue her book tour there.

The din­ner is just one of the en­gage­ments be­ing packed into her three-day trip to Bri­tain. Ne­go­ti­a­tions are un­der way for her to be in­ter­viewed on Sky and the BBC.

She is also be­lieved to be meet­ing a group of school­child­ren, al­though this has yet to be con­firmed.

Last week Mrs Obama re­vealed she felt ‘lost and alone’ af­ter suf­fer­ing a mis­car­riage, and later un­der­went IVF to con­ceive daugh­ters Malia, now 20, and Sasha, 17.

She said: ‘I felt like I failed be­cause I didn’t know how com­mon mis­car­riages were be­cause we don’t talk about them.’

Mrs Obama also con­fessed she and Barack, 57, have cou­ples coun­selling when they ‘need it’.

Kens­ing­ton Palace de­clined to comment last night.

CATCH­ING UP: Michelle Obama, above, and Meghan Markle, right, will have plenty to talk about

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