hosted the evening for President Obama
and the First Lady Michelle Obama
, inviting a glittering array of U.S. stars and British dignitaries.
In her address before dinner, the Queen is said to have mentioned that over the years the Royal family enjoyed "any number of what we call films -- and you might call movies."
The Queen is also reported to have added: " exchange of people and projects has enlarged and invigorated our common language -- although I think you will agree we don't always use it in quite the same way."
The lavish affair saw Obama in white tie and tails while the First Lady wore a shoulder-baring ivory gown by Tom Ford with full-length opera gloves.