U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife gave the Queen of England a personalized iPod during his visit to the UK this week for the G-20 summit.
Obama and his wife Michelle, wearing black and white dress, pearls and a black coat, were two of the first dignitaries to meet the queen, who wore a salmon-colored dress and her trademark pearls.
During their private meeting, President Obama and the first lady presented the queen a personalized iPod, which was loaded with video footage and photographs of her 2007 US visit to Richmond, Jamestown and Williamsburg in Virginia. The Queen was also given a rare songbook signed by composer Richard Rodgers.
The iPod is loaded with 240-plus book pages and dozens of classic show tunes, including several from “Camelot,” which was based on the King Arthur legend, and “My Fair Lady,” which is set in London.
The iPod also includes photos and video from Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration address.
Word about the iPod created plenty of buzz as it conjured up images of the British monarch all plugged up, earbuds in place, and perhaps bopping to the 40 show tunes on the portable device.
The royal couple displayed their generation gap by countering with the official framed photo of themselves. The Queen gave the President a silver-framed signed photograph of herself and the
Duke of Edinburgh, which is apparently a standard present for visiting dignitaries
The actual iPod model is not disclosed.