The royal household released last year’s list for the Queen and other members of the Royal family
Every year the monarch is bestowed presents from diplomats, civic bodies, charities, members of the public and leaders from all over the globe.
And as the monarch celebrated her 90th birthday in 2016, she received a higher than usual amount of swag.
The royal household released last year’s list for the Queen and other members of the Royal family, including The Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York.
Accepted or declined according to stringent set of guidelines, the list of items which made the cut revealed some unusual choices.
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Another present was a purple bag of salt from Her Majesty's governor, John Duncan, on behalf of the people of the British Virgin Islands commemorating her birthday.
She received a higher than usual amount of gifts owing to her birthday
Four padded dog jackets, maroon, were given by The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, also celebrating her birthday.
Among the selection of interesting items was a silver post-it note holder, from Hamilton & Inches Limited, a model BAC Mono sports car, from the International Festival for Business, a pair of drumsticks from the Top Secret Drum Corps and the Krakow nativity scene from Professor Arkady Rzegocki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland.
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She also received five DVDs, two CDs, several books – including guest books – stamps, two candles, framed poems, portraits and paintings and one music sheet.
In terms of living presents, she was gifted with six trees, one horse and two stags.
She also received five DVDs, two CDs and several books
Perishable gifts included a box of chocolates from the People and Government of Flanders, and a Nebuchadnezzar – 15 litres – of champagne from the Executive Guild of Toastmakers and sweets from the Ambassador of Latvia to the UK, H.E. Baiba Braze.
Other edibles were salmon and whiskey from the Northern Ireland Food & Drinks Industry, a hamper of food and drink from the First Minister of Northern Ireland on behalf of the people, a chest of wine from the Ambassador of Slovakia and a bottle of vintage port from Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Republic of Portugal.
Gifts given to the The Prince of Wales included a model of Mother Teresa, a make-your-own doll kit and a straw model of a man and woman dancing when he toured the Balkans with the Duchess of Cornwall.
And the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given their own totem pole by the Carcross Tagish First Nation, and Canada ensured the pair did not leave without two bottles of maple syrup.
Well-wishers also gave countless books, toys and playthings for Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Well-wishers also gave countless books, toys and playthings for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Official royal rules state that: “The guidelines and procedures are designed to promote uniform practice throughout the Royal Households with regard to gifts defined as official.”
Only if a gift passes the strict threshold is it deemed an official gift.