Adding just a touch of embarrassment to President Obama's visit to Buckingham Palace, the visiting Presidential couple was made to wait before retiring for the evening, while the bed frame was replaced in what had been the Honeymoon Suite for William and Kate.
Honored to be given the opportunity to stay at the Palace, Obama indicated that the delay was no trouble at all, in fact had offered "high marks" to the new Royal couple for the "exuberant" start to their marriage. The President was heard to chuckle briefly while offering a "Nicely done" comment to Michelle.
Buckingham Palace staffers, who routinely change out fresh mattresses and linens for each new guest, had simply never noticed that the underlying bed frame, hidden by a lace dust ruffle, was actually broken. Head chambermaid, Freida Wander says, "It looked like the back post of the frame was repaired with an umbrella shaft and dental floss. I mean it worked, but it wasn't that sturdy". Buckingham Palace maintenance engineers had the bed frame changed out in a matter of minutes and the affair was settled without incident. "Crafty one, that William", commented Wander.
The rest of the Presidential couple's stay was warm, friendly and befitting of a head of state. Though some rumors had circled through the Buckingham Palace staff the following morning, there was no confirmation that the Queen had thought better of offering the Royal Bedroom to Prince Harry should he ever marry. "Can't blame her. He's the wild one", said Wander.