ROYAL RESET

Obama Gifts Queen with iPod

Can we now expect to see Queen Elizabeth puttering around Buckingham Palace, rocking out with some white earbuds? Coming up with a gift for royalty is certainly no picnic, and the Obama team settled on a video iPod, which the president and first lady presented to the queen today. The iPod contained video of the queen’s visit to the U.S. in 2007, as well as preloaded songs (perhaps a little Stevie Wonder?). The Obamas also gave the queen “a rare musical songbook signed by American composer Richard Rodgers.” After Obama’s gift to Prime Minister Gordon Brown—a set of classic American DVDs—fell flat last month, the Internet is abuzz with speculation that today’s gift is some sort of April Fools’ Day prank, but it actually seems better than what the queen gave the Obamas: a picture of herself and her husband.