#9. Barack Obama
“There’s one last thing that I should mention that I love about Great Britain, and that is the Queen,” Obama said at the end of his joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown during a visit to the UK in 2009. Later, during a reception for G-20 leaders, Michelle Obama was seen to take the unusual step of putting her hand briefly on the back of the Queen. This was against protocol, but the monarch seemed to have reached out her hand first and didn’t appear bothered by the first lady’s gesture.