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iceflower 04-01-2009 09:14 AM

The Queen, the Obamas and the G20 Summit, April 2009
 
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd shakes hands with Britain's
Queen Elizabeth during a private audience at Buckingham Palace
in London April 1, 2009.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

Vecchiolarry 04-01-2009 09:19 AM

Hi Iceflower,

Your second picture is actually of The Queen and Canadian Prime Minister, Steven Harper...

Both Prime Ministers do look the same tough, don't they? :ermm:

Larry

Mermaid1962 04-01-2009 12:52 PM

There is a resemblance--grey hair, dark suit. Mr. Harper looks HUGE! He must be closer to the camera.:smile:

Nico 04-01-2009 01:47 PM

This afternoon, The Queen and the DOE met the President of the United States and First Lady Michelle Obama in her majesty's audience room at Buck House:

Getty Images - US President Barack Obama (L) and his wi

Getty Images - US President Barack Obama (L) and his wi

Getty Images - US President Barack Obama (L) and his wi

Vecchiolarry 04-01-2009 02:14 PM

Hi,

Prime Minister Harper is a large man; he is 6 feet and rather overweight....

Both Prime Ministers - Australia & Canada - and their wives had lunch with The Queen; while the Obama's only had tea with HM & the Duke...

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh both look small and rather frail. I was quite surprised, but they are both in their eighties...

Larry

Diamond22 04-01-2009 02:32 PM

I agree, Vecchiolarry, the Queen and the Duke are looking quite small and frail, but they look still look good; and what an exciting honor for the Obamas!

Al_bina 04-01-2009 02:40 PM

Presidential Gift Fit for a Queen? An iPod - ABC News
Quote:

President Obama took time out from a hectic day of nuclear breakthroughs and arranging geopoltiical summits with Russia and China to visit the queen in Buckingham Palace -- and to give her an iPod.
In a day laced with diplomatic minefields, Obama also had to confront this one: What do you get for a woman who has everything?
The presidential anwer was an iPod. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited the queen at the palace this evening and presented her with a gift of a video iPod with an inscription on it and songs pre-loaded. The Obamas also gave the queen a rare musical songbook signed by American composer Richard Rodgers. ...
At the very least, an iPod is a purely American invention. What else can they present?

Russophile 04-01-2009 02:43 PM

The Obama's meet the Windsors:
Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

Nico 04-01-2009 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 916646)
Presidential Gift Fit for a Queen? An iPod - ABC News
At the very least, an iPod is a purely American invention. What else can they present?

Bah it's better than the collection of DVD's presented to Gordon Brown some weeks ago...:lol:

Al_bina 04-01-2009 02:58 PM

Given the harsh media reports, the White House put an extra thought into a present. An iPod is the best they can come up with. Unlike DVDs, an iPod will work fine in the UK without any special equipment.

Nico 04-01-2009 03:04 PM

Later in the day the Queen hosted a reception for world leaders attending the G20 summit

Getty Images - The Queen Hosts A Reception For Delegates Of The London Summit

Getty Images - The Queen Hosts A Reception For Delegates Of The London Summit

Getty Images - The Queen Hosts A Reception For Delegates Of The London Summit

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Isabel 04-01-2009 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 916646)
Presidential Gift Fit for a Queen? An iPod - ABC News
At the very least, an iPod is a purely American invention. What else can they present?

The iPod is also said to be loaded with video of the Queen from her visit to the US in 2007.

giov 04-01-2009 04:56 PM

Gallery Zimbio
The Queen Hosts A Reception For Deligates Of The London Summit - Pictures - Zimbio

Gallery Purepeople
President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II on April 1, 2009 in London, England.
http://www.purepeople.com/article/obama_a28307/1

Skydragon 04-01-2009 05:11 PM

President Barack Obama revealed the things he likes about Britain just hours into his first official visit to the UK and top of his list was the Queen

G20 summit: Barack Obama reveals admiration for the Queen - Telegraph

Nico 04-01-2009 05:25 PM

He's already proved himself to be a towering figure in world politics.
But when he met the Queen for the first time today Barak Obama and his wife Michelle - who is almost six foot tall in her stockinged feet - positively dwarfed the diminutive monarch.

When Barack met Elizabeth: The First Families of Britain and America meet for a nice cup of tea | Mail Online

Skydragon 04-01-2009 05:50 PM

It had to happen. When President Obama and wife Michelle met the Queen at Buckingham Palace, a Prince Philip gaffe was inevitable.

Philip's Cameron Gaffe | queen | barack_obama | jon_craig | Boulton & Co. | Sky News Blogs

Al_bina 04-01-2009 06:07 PM

Obama jokes with Queen about jet lag
ABC News

Ella Kay 04-01-2009 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isabel (Post 916690)
The iPod is also said to be loaded with video of the Queen from her visit to the US in 2007.

The press is also reporting that President Obama gave The Queen a rare signed copy of a Richard Rodgers songbook. I remember reading in a biography that The Queen and The Duke went to see Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals back in the '50s, so it seems someone has done their homework about her musical preferences...

tommy1716 04-01-2009 07:33 PM

It seems that the Obamas made a good impression on the Queen. If you watch the BBC clip there's a lovely moment at around 0.22secs.

BBC NEWS | UK | Queen greets G20 leaders

HMQueenElizabethII 04-01-2009 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy1716 (Post 916832)
It seems that the Obamas made a good impression on the Queen. If you watch the BBC clip there's a lovely moment at around 0.22secs.

BBC NEWS | UK | Queen greets G20 leaders

You are quite right tommy. It's when the Queen and First Lady Michelle had a photo taken together. It's quite rare as i think protocol always stays on first for HM, and never seen HM had a photo taken where HM put a hand over someone's back just as normal like everyone of us. As the years go on, HM just became a more dear and lovely lady, just like our beloved grandma.


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