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Prince George Stays Up Past His Bedtime to Greet Obama

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Prince George meets the President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Kensington Palace, London, with Britain's Prince William on April 22, 2016. Pete Souza / The White House via Reuters

The younger generation of royals, Prince William, his wife Kate and his brother Prince Harry, hosted President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle for dinner Friday at Kensington Palace in London.

The Obamas arrived at Kensington Palace in rainy weather and were greeted by William, Kate and Harry who ducked under an umbrella to kiss Michelle Obama on each cheek. Dressed relatively casually, with no ties for the men, the party posed for a photo before heading inside.

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Britain's Prince Harry, left, stands with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, right, outside of Kensington Palace in London, with United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, prior to a private dinner on Friday. Chris Radburn / Pool via AP

Reporters caught a glimpse of William and Kate's eldest child, Prince George, whose birth in 2013 sparked a global media frenzy. The young prince was allowed to stay up later than usual to meet the Obamas, and spent about 15 minutes with them.

In a photograph released to the media of the group chatting in a drawing room before dinner, a rocking horse could be seen, as well as a fluffy Portuguese Water Dog toy given by the Obamas to Prince George. Bo, the White House dog, is of that breed.

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President Barack Obama, Britain's Prince William, First Lady Michelle Obama, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince Harry sit together in a reception room at Kensington Palace in London on Friday. STEPHEN CROWLEY / Pool via AFP - Getty Images
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince George as he rides a rocking horse during the Obama's visit on Friday. Pete Souza / The White House via Reuters