One of Grandma Ada's favorite stories was about the time she caught her daughter Abrose - at the time 6 years old - posing in front of a mirror. Aunt Abby had draped a quilt over her shoulders to form a robe, and had stuck some dandelion flowers in her hair as a makeshift crown. Grandma never failed to crack up as she repeated, in the highly melodramatic tone Abby had used when uttering the phrase out loud while regarding her person in the mirror, "The Queen of all America!" To the end of her life, Abby, God rest her soul, blushed and grinned sheepishly whenever Grandma told the story. You see, Aunt Abby understood the great chasm that exists between childish fantasies and the actual realities of our lives, and was mildly embarrassed to have been caught out, even as a child, in a perfectly normal, but, nonetheless, farcical (to an adult) pretense.
Not so Michelle Obama, who still fancies herself a member of what passes for American royalty: "Michelle Obama Declares Herself America’s ‘Forever First Lady’".
A level of self-regard ten feet tall and made of Kevlar.