The Queen and President Obama
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President Obama hails 'enduring bonds' at state banquet

24 May 2011 Last updated at 21:50 BST

US President Barack Obama has attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, where he gave a speech honouring the "enduring bonds" between the US and UK.

The president also thanked the UK for its support and "solidarity" in the fight against terrorism and paid tribute to the UK's military forces for "standing shoulder to shoulder with the US for decades".

Mr Obama's speech was almost finished when the orchestra started playing God Save the Queen.

Footage courtesy of British Ceremonial Arts