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Obama Gives Queen Elizabeth An iPod

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/02/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

President Obama gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod during their private meeting at Buckingham Palace, the BBC reports. "It contains footage of her state visit to the US in May 2007. The Queen has given the president a silver framed photograph of herself and her husband. The official picture is what she gives all visiting dignitaries."

The gift exchange was closely watched, the Wall Street Journal reports, "ever since the British press took high exception to the modest presents the Obamas gave Gordon Brown and wife on their visit to the White House last month: a box set of DVDs, allegedly in the wrong format, and a couple of models of Marine One for the Brown boys."


A slideshow of the Obamas meeting with the Queen:

And video:

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