Well, it's better than giving her a bunch of DVDs that don't work.
The press corps from both sides of the Pond was paying close attention to this meeting. After all, it was another gift exchange. Something the president didn't do too well the last time out.
President Obama, on the other hand, treated the gift exchange like a Secret Santa party forking over a bunch of American movies on DVDs. If that wasn't bad enough, it turns out they didn't work. They weren't compatible with British DVD players. Read all about this here.
So what do you give a Queen? Turns out she's pretty hip. In fact, she owns a Wii.
So putting aside the horrors of the last experience with electronics, the president boldly presented the Queen with an iPod. And it wasn't empty either.
It would be too easy to load it up with songs like Bohemian Rhapsody from the rock band "Queen." Or Sid Vicious's none-too-friendly lyrics about her majesty.
We haven't heard complaints from anyone yet. But the Telegraph does note that she already owns an iPod. It's a 6GB silver Mini though. So, anyone who knows anything about iPods will tell you she needed an upgrade. Pronto.
Apparently he also gave her a songbook signed by Richard Rogers.
We'll update this as we hear more.
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