What Does One Get a Queen?

Apr 1, 2009 1:57pm

President and First Lady Obama gave Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II a video iPod with inscription, songs uploaded and accessories, plus a rare musical songbook signed by Richard Rodgers.

Uploaded onto the iPod:

  • Photos from the Queen’s 2007 White House State Visit
  • Photos from the Queen’s 2007 Jamestown, Va., Visit
  • Photos from the Queen’s 2007 Richmond, Va., Visit
  • Video from the Queen’s 1957 Jamestown Visit
  • Video from the Queen’s 2007 Jamestown Visit
  • Video from the Queen’s 2007 Richmond Visit
  • Photos from President Obama’s Inauguration
  • Audio of then-state senator Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and
  • Audio of President Obama 2009 Inauguration Address

Britain’s Press Association reports that the Royal couple gave the Obamas "a silver-framed, signed photograph of themselves."

– jpt

UPDATE: And the Obama team confirms that these show tunes were also uploaded on Ye Olde Queen’s iPod, fas irst reported by the AP:

   "Oklahoma!"
   "If I Loved You," Jan Clayton, "Carousel"
   "You’ll Never Walk Alone," Jan Clayton, "Carousel"
   "There’s No Business Like Show Business," Ethel Merman, "Annie Get Your Gun"
   "Once in Love with Amy (Where’s Charley?)," Ray Bolger
   "Some Enchanted Evening," "South Pacific"
   "Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend," Carol Channing, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
   "Getting to Know You," Gertrude Lawrence, "The King and I"
   "Shall We Dance?" Gertrude Lawrence, "The King and I"
   "I Could Have Danced All Night," Julie Andrews, "My Fair Lady"
   "I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face," Rex Harrison, "My Fair Lady"
   "The Party’s Over (Bells Are Ringing)," Judy Holliday
   "Maria," "West Side Story"
   "Tonight," "West Side Story"
   "Seventy Six Trombones," "The Music Man"
   "Everything’s Coming up Roses," Ethel Merman, "Gypsy"
   "The Sound of Music"
   "Try to Remember," Jerry Orbach, "The Fantasticks"
   "Camelot," Richard Burton
   "If Ever I Would Leave You," Robert Goulet, "Camelot"
   "Hello, Dolly!" Carol Channing
   "If I Were a Rich Man," Zero Mostel, "Fiddler on the Roof"
   "People," Barbra Streisand, "Funny Girl"
   "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)," John Cullum
   "The Impossible Dream," Richard Kiley, "Man of La Mancha"
   "Mame," Charles Braswell
   "Cabaret," Liza Minnelli
   "Aquarius, Ronald Dyson, "Hair’
   "Send in the Clowns," Judy Collins, "A Little Night Music"
   "All That Jazz," Chita Rivera, "Chicago"
   "One," "A Chorus Line"
   "Tomorrow," Andrea McArdle, "Annie"
   "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina," Patti LuPone, "Evita"
   "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going," Jennifer Holliday, "Dreamgirls"
   "Memory," Elaine Paige, "Cats"
   "The Best of Times," George Hearn, "La Cage Aux Folles"
   "I Dreamed a Dream," Aretha Franklin, "Les MisDerables"
   "The Music of the Night," Michael Crawford, "The Phantom of the Opera"
   "As If We Never Said Goodbye," Elaine Paige, "Sunset Blvd."
   "Seasons of Love," "Rent"

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