So, what did the Obamas give the Queen? An iPod with footage of her 2007 visit to the US loaded on to it. This is hardly a gift that suggests a huge amount of thought especially as it is public knowledge that the Queen already has one.
Now, in the grand scheme of things this isn't that important. But these little things matter in diplomacy and it is as bizarre as it is pathetic that this White House seems so incapable of getting it right.