US President Obama: 'Queen symbolises the best of England'

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US President Barack Obama has given an exclusive interview to the BBC's Andrew Marr in which he talked about looking forward to meeting the Queen next week.

Mr Obama called Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh "extraordinarily gracious people".

He said his daughters were given a chance to ride in a carriage on the grounds of Buckingham Palace during a private visit last year.

The president went on to say that the Queen is a symbol of "the best of England" to the entire world.

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