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« on: January 15, 2014, 03:51:30 pm »

Princess Anne on a moose, a jewelled ostrich egg and a garden gnome: The bizarre gifts given to the Royal Family in the last year
 Replicas of Windsor Castle and Irish State Coach – made from chocolate
 Commemorative Oyster card, wheel of Stilton, among less lavish gifts



It is, by any stretch of the imagination, a bizarre selection, ranging from garden gnomes  to priceless pearls and a bejewelled ostrich egg.
 
There were also lavish replicas of Windsor Castle and the Irish State Coach – entirely made from chocolate – and a portrait of Princess Anne riding a moose.
 
All are included in a list released by Buckingham Palace today of the many hundreds of gifts members of the Royal Family received from heads of states, foreign dignitaries, institutions and members of the public last year.

Courtiers are supposed to discourage the offering of presents of high monetary value - although this often doesn't work in reality.
 
Last year, for example, the Queen was lavished with gifts by the President of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Abu Dhabi, who made an official state visit to the UK in April.
 
These included a family photograph in a gold jewelled frame set on a decorative jewelled ostrich egg.
 
There was also a five-strand pearl necklace made from natural pearls sourced from the Arabian Gulf.
 
The controversial King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, who has been widely criticised for his country’s poor human rights record, gifted the monarch a clock set on a large green marble base with a silver horse and golden palm trees when they met at the Windsor Horse Show in May.
 
On a more modest level there was a Commemorative Oyster Card – it is unclear whether it contained any credit – given to the Queen when she visited Baker Street Station to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and clock radio from the BBC.
 
The chocolate Windsor Castle and Irish State Coach was gifted to the Queen when she visited the Mars Factory in April, while in August she received two decorative handbags to mark the celebration of the first Anglo-Japanese Alliance signed in 1902

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539897/Princess-Anne-moose-jewelled-ostrich-egg-garden-gnome-The-bizarre-gifts-given-Royal-Family-year.html


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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 08:22:05 pm »

Wonder if the 5 strand pearl necklace will make an appearance some time?   Wonder what its worth - jewellery gifts from the gulf are usually worth a lot - usually drenched in diamonds
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 11:36:27 pm »


The Queen

A five-strand pearl necklace from UAE President Sheikh Khalifa,

Commemorative Oyster Card, to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground.

Chocolate Irish State Coach, in honour of her visit to Mars Chocolate UK headquarters in Slough, Berkshire.

A 13lb artillery cartridge mounted on a wooden plinth, to mark her visit to the barracks of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, in London.

Three specimen New Horizon Elm trees, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation.


The Duke of Edinburgh

Miners lamp, to mark his opening of Langley Park Primary School's royal garden in County Durham.

The Order of Canada, from the Governor General of Canada

A bottle of beer from the Cutty Sark Trust

Cufflinks, from Windsor Rugby Football Club.

A gold rose tie pin from Newhaven Chamber of Commerce

Prince Andrew

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth, presented by the author.

Umbrella, from the Met Office.

Mangoes from the High Commissioner for Pakistan

Three golf clubs from hotelier Surinder Arora at a luncheon

An iPad mini from the Open University

Prince Harry

Brown leather flying jacket from Michelle Obama

Harlem RBI baseball shirt from the executive director, Harlem RBI

An oversized congratulations card for William and Kate

A 3D printed doll of himself, presented by the firm MakieLab in New York.

Bottle of whisky, sunglasses, military goggles and other items from Australia's Special Air Service regiment.

Prince Charles

Ceramic figurine of himself with Postman Pat, from the firm Rubicon in Jordan.

18 bottles of perfume, from an unnamed individual in Saudi Arabia.

Arabic coffee service, pistachios, walnuts and honey from the Sultan of Oman.

A yellow metal model of King Abdulaziz International Airport, from the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A baseball cap from the United Nations World Food programme in Jordan

Camilla

A parure from the King of Saudi Arabia

A necklace from the Sultan of Oman

An elephant headdress from the muncipal chairman of Aluva City in Kochi, India

An embroidered tablecloth and tea cosy from Rajagiri Public School in India

A book, three glass ornaments, and three trays of sweets from the King and Queen of Jordan
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/454091/From-stunning-jewellery-to-garden-gnomes-The-presents-the-Royal-Family-received-last-year
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 11:53:53 pm »

IMO they should not be able to get presents above a certain quantity.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 06:08:04 am »

The Queen

A five-strand pearl necklace from UAE President Sheikh Khalifa,

Commemorative Oyster Card, to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground.

Chocolate Irish State Coach, in honour of her visit to Mars Chocolate UK headquarters in Slough, Berkshire.

A 13lb artillery cartridge mounted on a wooden plinth, to mark her visit to the barracks of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, in London.

Three specimen New Horizon Elm trees, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation.


The Duke of Edinburgh

Miners lamp, to mark his opening of Langley Park Primary School's royal garden in County Durham.

The Order of Canada, from the Governor General of Canada

A bottle of beer from the Cutty Sark Trust

Cufflinks, from Windsor Rugby Football Club.

A gold rose tie pin from Newhaven Chamber of Commerce

Prince Andrew

The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth, presented by the author.

Umbrella, from the Met Office.

Mangoes from the High Commissioner for Pakistan

Three golf clubs from hotelier Surinder Arora at a luncheon

An iPad mini from the Open University

Prince Harry

Brown leather flying jacket from Michelle Obama

Harlem RBI baseball shirt from the executive director, Harlem RBI

An oversized congratulations card for William and Kate

A 3D printed doll of himself, presented by the firm MakieLab in New York.

Bottle of whisky, sunglasses, military goggles and other items from Australia's Special Air Service regiment.

Prince Charles

Ceramic figurine of himself with Postman Pat, from the firm Rubicon in Jordan.

18 bottles of perfume, from an unnamed individual in Saudi Arabia.

Arabic coffee service, pistachios, walnuts and honey from the Sultan of Oman.

A yellow metal model of King Abdulaziz International Airport, from the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A baseball cap from the United Nations World Food programme in Jordan

Camilla

A parure from the King of Saudi Arabia

A necklace from the Sultan of Oman

An elephant headdress from the muncipal chairman of Aluva City in Kochi, India

An embroidered tablecloth and tea cosy from Rajagiri Public School in India

A book, three glass ornaments, and three trays of sweets from the King and Queen of Jordan
http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/454091/From-stunning-jewellery-to-garden-gnomes-The-presents-the-Royal-Family-received-last-year

Remember, this is just one year; over the many years I am certain that the RF has gotten enough gifts to jam pack a vault full of jewels.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 03:32:27 am »

"18 bottles of perfume, from an unnamed individual in Saudi Arabia."

I can't think of a better way to express "You stink as heir to the throne"  laugh
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 08:54:18 am »

^ tehe tehe tehe tehe tehe
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 03:53:49 am »

We know what chuck will be giving to the staff for next year's christmas presents!
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 04:52:10 am »

I've been following this family too long, because I thought "That's not too odd. Anne would ride around on a pet moose if she could."  easter-egg-basket
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 05:21:14 pm »


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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 02:38:53 am »

The weird and wonderful gifts received by the Royal Family in 2016 - from a Post-It holder for the Queen to a rattle for Princess Charlotte (and even a headdress for Harry!)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4136238/Weird-wonderful-gifts-presented-Royal-Family.html#ixzz4WGXCExnp
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