Image: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleezza Rice, Louise Miliband
John Stillwell  /  AP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, shakes hands with Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State, as Louise Miliband, right, the wife of the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, looks on, prior to a private concert at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on Monday.
updated 12/2/2008 10:28:03 AM ET 2008-12-02T15:28:03

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave a piano recital for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Rice performed music by Johannes Brahms and was accompanied by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband's wife, Louise, on violin, as well as three members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The queen gave Rice an audio recording of the recital Monday night as a gift.

Rice is a classically trained pianist who had expressed a wish to play at the palace.

She was making her final trip to Britain before President-elect Barack Obama takes office next month. She was due Tuesday in Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, and then planned to travel to India.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Video: Rice gives royal recital

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments