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Have You Been Wondering What Gifts Did The Royal Couple Receive on Their Wedding?

By Meera Kaushal, 22 May 2018

The event of the year just culminated with much fanfare and love from around the world. People from across the globe congratulated the Royal Couple- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and even though the generous couple had announced that they would prefer donations to their chosen charities instead of any special gifts, they received love in the form of presents that are as thoughtful and bizarre as wedding gifts could get. 

The Kensington Palace had confirmed on Twitter last month that the couple did not have any official ties to the charities chosen by them; they only represented the issues that were close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s heart.

The fact that the couple’s wedding broke traditions on many counts and that they defied all odds to be tied in holy matrimony makes us look at them with much love and respect. Celebrating their union, world leaders came forward to congratulate the couple with different kinds of gifts and we are about to tell you about those very gifts today. 

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1This is what the Queen gave to the couple

Queen Elizabeth gave a splendid gift to her grandson and his wife in the form of a hunting lodge in Sandringham Estate. The sprawling property is located about 110 miles northeast of the Kensington Palace (where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently live) and has been under the British Royal family’s possession since 1862.

Hunting lodge in Sandringham

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It is unclear whether the couple will move into this property or not, but now they will have their private royal space, thanks to her Majesty. 

Hunting lodge in Sandringham Estate.

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2The cute naming by a Zoo in Australia

In what can be called as a bizarre yet a cute wedding gift, we would like to tell you that Taronga Zoo which is situated near Sydney named two of their koalas after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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3Gifts from Australia didn’t stop here

Yes, that’s true! Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave matching Akubra hats to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. These hats are Made in Dempsey, New South Wales and the PM actually said that these are a ‘very Australian present.’ Apart from this, the Australian government respected the couple’s wishes and donated $10,000 to a charity, Australian International Military Games Limited. 

Hats to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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4Present from Lesotho

Prince Seeiso and Princess Mabereng were among the few International leaders who were invited to the Royal wedding. They presented the couple with custom Wonderbags. The Wonderbag is a non-electric and a portable slow cooker that was invented in South Africa.

Present from Lesotho

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Wonderbags have become a blessing in disguise for women and children who used to face fuel shortages. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also received an open invitation to visit Lesotho to exactly see how Wonderbags have been creating means of employment and opportunities of education for children in the local communities.

Wonderbags

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This can be considered as a thoughtful gift, keeping in mind Meghan Markle’s humanitarian work which is mostly committed to empowering girls and women. 

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5French President’s Present

The French President, Emmanuel Macron (who was not invited to the wedding), selected a S.T Dupont 007-themed gift set which has a heritage lighter and a bespoke pen apart from other things in that special gift pack.

French President’s Present

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6The gift from The Trumps

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump honored the Royal Couple’s wishes and decided to give donations to one of the seven charities that were chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Gift from The Trumps

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7Canada’s Charitable Present

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Twitter that Canada will be donating $50,000 to Jumpstart, a Canadian Charity whose main aim is to make play and sports accessible to children from underprivileged backgrounds. He added that since 2005, Jumpstart has actually helped almost 1.6 million children to get out on the field and be a part of some team. He also sent his heartiest wishes for the newly married couple, which you can see in the screenshot of the Tweet. 

Canada’s Charitable Present

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8Prince Harry’s Gift for his wife

Prince Harry wanted to acknowledge his late mother, Princess Diana while gifting something special to his wife and so, he gave Meghan one of his mother’s favorite rings.

Prince Harry’s Gift for his wife

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The late Princess of Wales was even photographed wearing that ring literally a few months before her untimely death in 1997.

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Apart from this, the Prince also handpicked flowers from the Kensington Palace for Meghan’s bridal bouquet. In his selection of flowers, he even chose the forget-me-nots, which were his mother’s favorite flowers. The official statement from the Palace said that the couple specifically chose those flowers to honor the memory of Princess Diana on their special day.

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