(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey that the weekend after Inauguration was like a “huge, very complicated wedding,” in an interview for “O” magazine set to hit newsstands on March 17.
“Well, we still had family here, so it was almost like a wedding. A huge, very complicated wedding. The last visitors didn't leave until Sunday,” the first lady told Winfrey. “And then the first Monday was kind of weird. You know: Now we live here, and Barack is getting up and going to work, and it's just us. This is our home now.”
She also told Winfrey that she felt very “privileged” to live in the White House and that she wants her “kids to be treated like children, not little princesses.”
Oprah endorsed President Obama during the Democratic primary season, and traveled with both Obamas on the campaign trail. The cover of O featuring Michelle Obama is the first Winfrey has shared with someone else.