For the poise and style with which President Obama and his wife Michelle carried out an extaordionary range of events during a whirlwind few days in Europe. From the visit to a humble Irish cottage where a distant ancestor of the President was born to the grandeur of Buckingham Palace during a two-day State Visit, the couple conducted themselves with complete naturalness and warm responsiveness to the interest they created. After Britain it was a day in France and another in Poland before a remarkable working week was concluded.