Rory Farquharson, 19, the son of a British investment banker, is a graduate of the posh Rugby School where he was called ‘quite a catch’
Malia Obama’s boyfriend has been revealed to be a British public school boy who met the former first daughter at Harvard University.
Rory Farquharson, a former head boy at the renowned Rugby School, was linked to Barack Obama’s eldest daughter after footage emerged appearing to show them kissing during a Harvard-Yale football game.
Obama started at the Ivy League university this autumn, following in the footsteps of her parents, who both attended Harvard Law.
Farquharson began his studies at the university last year after completing his A-levels, posting a picture of himself at the campus with the caption: “So it begins.”
The 19-year-old, who attended the $19,600-a-term boarding school, was selected “head of school” at the private school for the year 2015-2016 and was described as popular and “quite a catch”, according to one of his friends.
His father Charles, 57, who has a degree in law from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, is the chief executive of Insight Investment Management Limited based in London. His mother Catherine, 58, sits on financial and legal tribunals in London’s Upper Tribunal.
It is likely Obama, who is also 19, only met and began dating Farquharson within the last few months when she began her first year. He was identified as the tall, dark-haired man kissing Miss Obama by Mail Online.
The video shows Obama smoking a cigarette and smiling before putting her arms around the young man.
Last year her father revealed that Malia and her younger sister Sasha had already started dating, but joked that he was “pretty relaxed” about the prospect because the family still have Secret Service protection.
“They’ve had Secret Service. There’s only so much these guys can do,” he said.