Obama gives the Queen of England an iPod

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle on Wednesday presented the Queen of England with an iPod at the Buckingham Palace in London.

Well, it's better than giving her a bunch of DVDs that don't work.

President Obama went to the Buckingham Palace today in London where he and first lady Michelle had a lovely tea with the Queen of England.

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.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Obama an ornamental pen holder carved from the timbers of the HMS Gannet -- an anti-slave ship from the 1800s.

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.

Instead, our friends over at the Telegraph report that the iPod was filled with videos of the Queen herself. Specifically, footage of her 2007 trip to Richmond, Jamestown, and Williamsburg, Virginia.

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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