Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Queen Elizabeth II Meets The Obamas

At Buckingham Palace

LONDON - President Barack Obama arrived at Buckingham Palace Wednesday evening for a private meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. 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.

During their private meeting Obama gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod while she gave Obama a silver-framed photograph of herself and Prince Philip.

Obama arrived at Buckingham Palace at around 5:30pm London time and was scheduled to attend a dinner with G-20 leaders later in the evening.