Obama Hosts Star-studded Farewell Dinner For Queen

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May 26, 2011 | 4:15am EST

President Barack Obama concluded his visit to the U.K. by hosting a star-studded dinner for Queen Elizabeth II in London on Wednesday.
Soccer star David Beckham, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson and actor Colin Firth were among the famous faces invited to dine at the U.S. ambassador’s house in Regent’s Park.

The three-course meal followed the banquet thrown by the British monarch at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron were also invited to the event, where guests dined on American and British dishes, including fillet of Highlands beef and a classic pecan pie and brandy ice cream for dessert.

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth provided the entertainment for the evening by performing a number of songs.

Obama and his wife Michelle will now travel to Deauville, France for the G8 summit.