A White House photographer caught First Lady Michelle Obama chatting with Samantha Cameron, the wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, at the Camerons' private residence at Downing Street on Tuesday. But, according to The Daily Mail, the photographer captured much more than that. It turns out that the Camerons, despite their considerable wealth and power, are just like us! By zooming in on the picture above (which you can see in all its glorious detail on The Daily Mail's site), the paper was able to spot a number of items that we might very well find in our own homes:
- A cheap black Ikea Leksvig bookcase
- William Shakespeare's complete works
- A Panasonic microwave "with the bottle steriliser and a £2.45 blue plastic Tommee Tippee baby cup resting on top marking this out as a family home"
- Phillips flatscreen TV
- An DVD collection that includes box sets of 24, Desperate Housewives, and Star Wars, plus Armageddon, The Departed, Goodfellas, Kill Bill, and SpongeBob SquarePants (for the kids, we suppose)
Of course, The Daily Mail also noticed things that most of us don't possess. The Camerons, for instance, seem to have a soft spot for gadgets (they have two iPads), fancy kitchen gadgets (their $700 Rancilio espresso machine is "regarded as the gold standard for coffee lovers" and their $6,000 Britannia Sigma range oven is "said to be one of the finest on offer"). And how many of us have our "gleaming professional standard All-Clad" saucepans "perfectly aligned, their handles pointing at identical angles" or our "sparkling glasses" arranged "neatly in descending height order?"