A Chocolate Windsor Castle, Anyone?
Royal Gifts Revealed
I think its safe to say the freebies are not a big part of being a royal.
For the ever-entertaining list of what the royals received as official gifts during the year was published today, and it contains little to inspire jealousy.
And its a toss-up for wackiest item between the Queen, who got a chocolate Windsor Castle, and an old wheel nut for an Aston Martin given to the Duke of Kent.
Prince Harry arguably fared the best, getting a leather flying jacket from FLOTUS when he was in the States.
The Duke of Edinburgh's gifts included a miner's lamp, a bottle of beer, two pairs of cufflinks and a morse code key mounted on wood.
Princess Anne, on a visit to Canada, was given a painting by a contemporary artist - of the Princess riding a moose.
She also received a book entitled "Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat".
Well, what do you get the person who has everything? At least she probably didn't have either of those items.
The Queen, received some valuable jewelery, including a five-strand pearl necklace from the President of the United Arab Emirates, four enamelled scarab beetles from Bangladesh and a diamond and tourmaline brooch from Saskatchewan in Canada.
The list is published every year because official gifts to members of the Royal family are not their private property, but are held by them on behalf of the Queen.