The first ladies dine with celebrity.
With food by Jamie Oliver and guests including JK Rowling and Dame Kelly Holmes, it was a night when politics and celebrity were hard to separate.
While Gordon Brown had to settle for a rather staid dinner with his fellow statesmen, elsewhere at Number Ten his wife Sarah entertained an eclectic mix of notable women. Esteemed guests included entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and broadcaster Emma Freud – though some eyebrows were raised by the presence of supermodel Naomi Campbell – better known for her criminal record and fearsome temper…
Table two saw the unlikely pairing of Martha Lane Fox and Naomi Campbell entertain Laureen Harper, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Margarida Barroso, wife of Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
Let’s assume our First Lady was put there on the assumption she could handle herself on the off chance Ms. Campbell was dissatisfied with the meal and lost her temper.