LONDON: U.S. computer firm Apple Inc.’s music gizmo iPod has a royal patron. It has come to light that the Queen has recently bought a 6GB silver iPod Mini.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, second son of the 79-year-old Queen is credited with persuading the her to have the gadget, which has a capacity to store some 10,000 songs. It is priced at 169 pounds.
Prince Andrew had bought a mobile phone for his mother in 2001 and had trained her to use it.
British newspaper The Sun said in a report that some of hte initial downloads for the Royal iPod could be Abba’s “Dancing Queen” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears.
A royal insider told the newspaper that the Queen loves music and was impressed by the small and handy iPod. “The Queen does a lot of travelling and an iPod is a very convenient way of listening to music while on the move.”
One another celebrity user of the iPod is U.S. President George Bush. He got it as a birthday present last July and is known to be using it to listen to songs from artists like country music legend George Jones and contemporary country stars like Kenny Chesney.