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President Obama Gives Queen Elizabeth an Apple iPod

President Obama's Gift to Queen Elizabeth: an iPod!

When Barry met Lizzie: American President Barack Obama met Queen Elizabeth II in the UK today, and they exchanged gifts, which is customary. The Queen gave Obama a photo of herself, and what did Obama give her? An iPod!

The prez must have gotten wind of the Queen's geeky proclivities, like her YouTube channel or love of viral videos.

The iPod has footage of her US visit from 2007, but no deets yet on what kind of iPod it is or if there's a presidential mix tape hidden in the playlists.


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Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
That's so cool but I'm starting to wonder if Obama has a secret publicity contract with Apple
soulight soulight 8 years
Thank you ducdebrabant for clearing everything up. I love when people comment before they know all the facts. It makes me wonder if they ever feel embarrassed about spouting off nonsense before knowing what's actually happening. Anyways that's really cool what Pres. Obama gave to the queen, way to pay attention to the Queen's interests.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
ducdebrabant - thanks for explaining that...honestly, i have a lot of respect for Obama and i knew there had to be an explanation that made sense.
syako syako 8 years
Ok, I had to come back to check and make sure this wasn't an April Fools post. And it isn't? :o
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
I think the photo of herself is kind of a weird gift. I thought the ipod gift was kind of odd too until I read ducdebrabant's post. It seems like a much cooler gift now.
cassedy04 cassedy04 8 years
personally i think the photo of herself, while a little lame is kind of a nice gesture bc gifts over a certain amt of money must be kept by the govt at the end of a presidency... so at least this is something he can keep forever
pamela661 pamela661 8 years
...right because a picture of yourself is a MUCH better gift than an iPod. I'd rather have an iPod full of music from the country the president is visiting from - that'd be way cool. Entertainment speaks a lot about a culture. The good entertainment is considered 'art' after all.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
starangel82...i agree.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I don't think I could go to the Queen of England with an iPod for a gift. Even if I thought she'd love it. Maybe an iPod and something amazing, too. I still can't believe the Brown gaffe hasn't been in the American papers. I hear the British are still upset about it. I hope the iPod goes over well.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
this is BARELY better than Obama giving the Prime Minister of Britain a bunch of lousy American classic movies on DVDs that cannot be played in European players. Doesn't he have people that could do his gifting appropriately? -Welcome of the United States of Entertainment, Please let us share our crappy forms of media to show how we do foreign relations now.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I thought she already had an ipod. I know she has a Wii, or one of the boys does maybe but I know she loves it too!
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