History in the making this evening as President Barack Obama arrives at Buckingham Palace for a private reception with Queen Elizabeth. The Huffington Post reports: "Several thousand well-wishers crowded the traffic circle in front of the gated palace on Wednesday to cheer and wave as the limousine carrying Obama and first lady Michelle Obama rolled past."
What do you give one of the richest women in the world? Reportedly the President presented Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II with an engraved iPod touch "loaded with video and photos of her 2007 trip to the United States, as well as other songs and accessories, and a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame."
Reportedly, the Queen became an iPod owner several years ago and is quite fond of the device. The gifts sound appropriate for a 21st century president. Practical, geeky, proud of our technology and a rare gift of Americana. Maybe we'll see the QEII in one of those black silhouetted iPod adverts, preferably wearing her crown, dancing and rocking out?