Children at a table during an etiquette class in Washington
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Etiquette classes for a chance Obama meeting

16 September 2013 Last updated at 00:33 BST

All parents worry about how their children behave in public. But the nerves are heightened among those mums and dads who happen to be diplomats or rising politicians trying to impress Washington's elite.

Some parents turn to Crystal L Bailey for help. The etiquette teacher runs classes for children in the US capital who need to know how to behave at a political fundraiser - or if they meet Sasha or Malia Obama.

The BBC dropped in on her junior diplomat etiquette class.

Produced by the BBC's Thomas Sparrow, Gringo Wotshela and Bill McKenna

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