Evidently she “was the rarest of political creatures: ordinary enough to be non-threatening but elevated enough to inspire admiration” and so she became an ambassador of sorts.
Reading the article makes me wonder about our political world; how a visit from an, basically, apolitical woman could bring about such positive results. But then again, perhaps her audience was sensible to begin with; something that is lacking in meetings and negotiations with groups in the middle east now.
Go here for photos of the trip.
Go here for a short article about the trip.