A Gift Worth Giving

Posted: Jun. 3rd, 2011  |  By JustLuxe Team

The Obama’s are back in fair with the Queen of England and her husband Prince Phillip, after a gift exchange that repaired their last un-royal gift giving debacle. President Obama and the First Lady have been on a trip to visit the royals, and unlike their last visit two years ago, when they presented the Queen with an iPod, they were prepared with more formal gifts this time around. The iPod was, as reporters stated, “a tad declasse for someone of the Queen's stature.”

Fit for Her Royal Highness’ standing the President and Mrs. Obama presented the Queen with presidential memorabilia. “A collection of rare memorabilia and photographs in a handmade leather bound album that chronologically highlights her parents' (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) visit to the United States in 1939,” reported the White House. Prince Phillip received a gift befitting of his love for equestrian sporting, specifically his love for carriage driving, with a “custom-made set of Fell Pony bits and shanks, as well as original horseshoes worn by recently retired champion carriage horse Jamaica.”

The palace reported a reciprocation of gifts to the Obamas as well. They received “a selection of letters taken from the royal Archives to and from a number of presidents to Queen Victoria commencing with a letter from John Quincy Adams writing to Princess Victoria in 1834.”