Queen Elizabeth Receives US President at Buckingham Palace

  April 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm by

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had a private meeting on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace with American President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The four met first in front of cameras at the Palace before having tea privately.

As a gesture of goodwill, the couples exchanged gifts. The Obamas received a signed photo of The Queen and The Duke in a silver frame, a standard gift from the royal couple to visiting leaders. From the Americans, The Queen received an iPod loaded with pictures and videos from her recent state visit to the United States and a rare signed copy of a Richard Rodgers songbook.

After the visit, The Queen hosted a reception for a number of foreign dignitaries and spouses, including President and Mrs. Obama, at Buckingham Palace to mark the beginning of the G20 Summit in London. HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall also attended the event.

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