Just wondering what they’ll pack this time?
Obama and the iPod
It has been just over two years since President Barack Obama’s first and last State Visit to the United Kingdom when, according to The Telegraph, he gave the Queen the gift of an iPod with some great Broadway show tunes and footage of her own 2007 trip to the United States already downloaded. Also included was a rare, signed 1951 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart songbook. A fun gift that apparently took the Queen’s fancy.
Perhaps President Obama will be returning now with an iPad2 and a birthday present for Prince Philip, who will turn 90 years old just four weeks after the State Visit? Something pink for Prime Minister David Cameron’s new baby girl? There will be some catching up to do, for the last time the Obamas visited London, it was in the company of Prime Minister Gordon Brown that they posed outside 10 Downing Street during the G20 summit.
HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Silver Framed Photograph
The gift exchange was closely watched, The Wall Street Journal reported, “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 boy,” all eyes will be on what the Obamas produce this time. As for Queen Elizabeth II, the gift was a standard silver framed, signed photograph of the monarch and Prince Philip. What will the Queen produce on this occasion?
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