26/05/2011 13:12 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Purple Reign: Michelle Is Positively Regal As The Obamas Depart Britain For France

Barack and Michelle Obama depart the UK at Stansted Airport A fond farewell: the Obamas wrapped up their UK tour and left for France this afternoon. Photo:PA

Apparently Michelle Obama's brush with British royalty has rubbed off on her: America's First Lady was looking positively regal as the Obamas made their departure from the UK this afternoon.

With their whirlwind London visit all wrapped-up, the pair were snapped for their final apperance on British soil at Stansted Airport - en route to the next port of call in their European tour. (The Presidential pair are off to France next, for a G8 summit.)

But we're just pleased that Mrs O said farewell in such style. The First Lady donned a purple ombré Peter Som dress and matching overcoat, fastened with a vintage brooch - which she teamed with patent pumps and a high-shine navy handbag.

Click on the gallery below to see Michelle's style highlights from the European tour so far - including that fashion face-off with Kate Middleton (sorry, Duchess of Cambridge) and her Downing Street BBQ with SamCam.

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