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Michelle Obama in London holds Q&A session with Chimamanda

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has offered some words of wisdom to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

"Malia and I were talking recently about all the little things we'd stress over in junior high and high school - whether we're wearing the right clothes, a snarky comment somebody made about us, the boys we crushed on, and on and on and on", said Obama, who's now promoting her memoir Becoming.

'I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is'. We mistakenly thought that Barack Obama was going to erase hundreds of years of history in eight years.

"And all the fears and all the challenges that you face - you guys give me a sense of comfort because being the first lady wasn't the easiest job in the world but I got strength from your hope in what I could do for you".

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Michelle Obama says that she experiences imposter syndrome and that even she still sometimes feels like a fraud.

Mrs Obama also criticises the current President, Donald Trump, for his championing of the "birther" theory that her husband was not born in the United States, so was not a legitimate president. What do you need?' - and I made myself toast. "If I had anxious about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn't be married to the president of the United States".

"She's smart and amusing and honest", she said.

In an event over the weekend, speaking on marriage equality, "That's a lie." said Obama, "And it's not always enough to lean in, because that s**t doesn't work all the time", she said at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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"She's right you know", tweeted another.

Michelle Obama, left, engaging with school pupils during a visit at a London school.

While Obama's accidental use of an expletive swiftly became all anyone could talk about, several people pointed out that her candid criticism of "leaning in" had much greater significance.

"So to welcome her back is so special".

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Asked often about her political ambitions, Obama makes it clear in her book she has no intention of going down that route.

In Becoming, Mrs Obama, 54, wrote: "I wasn't prepared fully prepared to feel what I did".

"I remember watching my father decline". Alright, I'm back now. As part of her visit, she took 40 or so of its pupils to Oxford University. "Hard work", said Obama, who has two daughters, aged 20 and 17. "I wasn't in a career that brought me joy or touched any points of passion for me at all". Sandberg has been under scrutiny following a New York Times report last month that she had played an active role in a campaign to discredit Facebook's critics.

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