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Michelle Obama goes hiking in Mallorca with a heavy security detail

Michelle Obama is back in Mallorca for a summer vacation.

The former first lady, 54, was spotted on Wednesday breaking a sweat while out on a hike in the mountains, as she enjoyed a stay on the island as the guest of former Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith.

She kept a low profile during the outing, shielding her face behind a pair of sunglasses.

Movement: Michelle Obama was spotted on Wednesday heading out for a hike in Mallorca

Movement: Michelle Obama was spotted on Wednesday heading out for a hike in Mallorca

Team: The former first lady, 54, was accompanied by a large team that included several members of her security detail

Team: The former first lady, 54, was accompanied by a large team that included several members of her security detail

Outfit: She cut a low profile, shielding her face with sunglasses as well as a baseball hat, which she wore underneath the hood of her sleeveless sweater

Outfit: She cut a low profile, shielding her face with sunglasses as well as a baseball hat, which she wore underneath the hood of her sleeveless sweater

Outfit: She cut a low profile, shielding her face with sunglasses as well as a baseball hat, which she wore underneath the hood of her sleeveless sweater

Close watch: Michelle's entourage formed a tight barrier around her in the streets of Mallorca

Close watch: Michelle’s entourage formed a tight barrier around her in the streets of Mallorca

Workout: Michelle broke a sweat as she got active in the island's mountains

Workout: Michelle broke a sweat as she got active in the island’s mountains

Michelle also wore a baseball hat and a sleeveless sweater with a hood, which she pulled over her head for additional discretion.

The former first lady paired her loose gray top with black leggings and sneakers.

She made sure to stay hydrated as temperatures in Mallorca reached the eighties, carrying a bottle of water in her left hand.  

Michelle was accompanied by a large entourage during the hike, with as many as nine people surrounding her at one point.

Several of them appeared to be members of her security team, and one is believed to be an aide who tagged along during Michelle’s trip to Mallorca last year.

Two members of Michelle’s entourage appeared to be wearing fanny packs that actually serve as gun holsters, which are sometimes used to carry weapons while concealing them.  

Incognito: Michelle pulled the hood of her sweater over her baseball hat for extra discretion

Incognito: Michelle pulled the hood of her sweater over her baseball hat for extra discretion

Group: She was accompanied by a woman who is believed to be an aide (pictured front in a white T shirt) who tagged along during Michelle's trip to Mallorca last year

Group: She was accompanied by a woman who is believed to be an aide (pictured front in a white T shirt) who tagged along during Michelle’s trip to Mallorca last year

Security: Two members of Michelle's team appeared to be wearing black fanny packs that serve as gun holsters (pictured in the burgundy and blue shirts)

Security: Two members of Michelle’s team appeared to be wearing black fanny packs that serve as gun holsters (pictured in the burgundy and blue shirts)

Invitation: Michelle is in Mallorca as the guest of former Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith

Invitation: Michelle is in Mallorca as the guest of former Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith

Detail: The former first lady was flanked by heavy security during her outing

Detail: The former first lady was flanked by heavy security during her outing

Regular: The former first lady also enjoyed a stay in Mallorca (pictured on Wednesday) in 2017

Regular: The former first lady also enjoyed a stay in Mallorca (pictured on Wednesday) in 2017

Deja vu: Michelle wore a similar outfit while hiking in Mallorca last year in September

Deja vu: Michelle wore a similar outfit while hiking in Mallorca last year in September

Both Michelle and her husband will have a Secret Service detail for the rest of their lives, Barack having restored lifetime protection for former presidents in 2013.

Costos and Smith are longtime friends of the Obamas, and have previously hosted the family several times at their residence in Palm Springs, California.

Barack and Michelle jetted off to the glamorous home after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017.

Smith, a designer, previously redecorated the Oval Office and the Obamas’ private quarters during their time at the White House.

Later on, he was moved to welcome the first family into his house.

‘When they were here, it occurred to me that more than 50 years ago JFK had stayed just down the road at Bing Crosby’s home,’ Smith told Architectural Digest in 2015.

‘The President and Mrs. Obama basically woke up in the morning to the same view of the valley. There was something lovely about that thought.

‘It made me contemplate all the change that has taken place in those decades, contrasting with the timelessness of this beautiful desert landscape.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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