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Sergio Cunningham
December 4, 2018

The former first lady spoke of work-life balance and whether there is a way to succeed in a career while keeping a marriage picture flawless.

In fifteen words, Michelle Obama responded, definitively: "It's not always enough to lean in, because that s**t doesn't work all the time".

Speaking today, she said: 'Meeting the girls here and the girls at Mulberry reminded me how much courage and talent and hope there is'. Nope, not at the same time.

Mrs Obama paid another visit to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGA) as part of her book tour for her autobiography Becoming. "That's a lie. And it's not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn't work all the time".

"Leaning in" was first popularised in 2013 by Sandberg, the now-embattled Facebook executive, in her book titled, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead".

"And so the Queen says "just get in, sit wherever" and she's telling you one thing and you're remembering protocol and she says "Oh it's all rubbish, just get in".

The method of "leaning in" or to "lean in" is essentially the idea that women can have a healthy balance of their personal and work lives.

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Meghan, 37, launched her first solo project just five months after her wedding, supporting a charity cookbook in collaboration with the Hubb Community Kitchen - a group of women whose area was affected was by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Her marriage and her family, from our outside perspective, are beyond enviable.

"I'm back now", Obama said, smiling and looking a bit sheepish.

The following year, Mrs Obama invited a dozen of the schoolgirls to visit her at the White House in Washington. After many a scandal at Facebook, where she is COO, Sandberg has been dipping in and out of hot water since the New York Times reported that she was involved in a smear of George Soros, a charge Sandberg first denied. "I'm like, 'Duh.' Marriage is hard, you know".

The Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth next northern spring, and recently announced she and her husband will move into their home in the grounds of Windsor Castle to prepare.

"It did not really sink in that it was her", 11-year-old Emma said. Marriage is "two independent individuals trying to come together to build a life, forever".

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