And Michelle didn't disappoint.
"We are angry, we are too loud, we are too everything and I experienced that, just campaigning, just speaking truth to power, how dare I have a voice and use it?"
"He was a hot shot out of Harvard", she said in smiles. "There was a generation of us who were told we could have it all and felt somewhat a failure when we knew we couldn't. Love doesn't fix brokenness".
"I didn't want to become an appendage to his dreams", she said.
She said in London on Monday: "I still have a little impostor syndrome, it never goes away, that you're actually listening to me".
"That's a lie. And it's not always enough to lean in, because that s- doesn't work all the time". "Marriage is a lot of work, and it should be". "Many people look at my marriage as #relationshipgoals".
Ahead of her arrival on stage the 2,700-strong crowd watched a short film chronicling Mrs Obama's life from growing up on South Side of Chicago through to university, meeting Barack, having her two daughters.
"Marriage still ain't equal, y'all", Michelle Obama says. I'm sure there is something in my personality...what happens to a kid when their parent is in a weakened state. I had to finally admit that to myself, which was a hard thing to do after investing the amount of time and resources.
Mrs Obama, 54, also spoke of the protocols she breached when she touched the Queen.
"My advice to young women is that you have to start by getting those demons out".
"There's so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that - and I think Meghan can maximise her impact for others, as well as her own happiness, if she's doing something that resonates with her personally", she told the magazine.
"The way she made us feel when she first came in 2015 for the United Kingdom launch of Let Girls Learn, we felt those same sparks again". I have been in foundations, corporations, I've served on corporate boards, I've been at summits, I've sat in at the UN.
On the importance of education, she added: "Someone can't analyse what Brexit means if they can't think critically about the issues. I am not saying that there are no talented people out there".
'And as I said then, you remind me of me and all the fears and all the challenges that you face.
Speaking to Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half Of A Yellow Sun, at the Royal Festival Hall, Obama - mother to Malia and Sasha, first African-American First Lady, role model, absolute queen - shared a glimpse into her life, the one behind the façade of the White House. "I am thinking, 'Don't fall, don't fall.' One of my primary goals for the eight years was never to become a meme".
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