We love all things royal wedding, and couldn’t resist sharing these unique wedding gifts that have been presented to the monarchy, past and present…
If you’ve ever been in a dilemma about what to buy for a friend or family member’s big day, spare a thought for anyone attending a royal wedding! While Kings and Queens don’t request wedding gifts, they still receive presents from those willing to impress, and you won’t believe some of the choices!
A holder of the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, high-end independent corporate gifting specialists, Veritas Gifts, have rounded up the 5 most unique royal wedding gifts ever…
An Indian Bull
Harry and Meghan received arguably one of the most unique gifts from their wedding guests when Peta India announced they had adopted an Indian bull who was found weak and injured on behalf of the newlyweds. Peta India have aptly named him Merry (a hybrid of Harry and Meghan) and he’ll spend the rest of his life relaxing in a peaceful sanctuary in Maharashtra, India
Luxury at its finest! Prince Rainer of Monaco and Princess Grace Kelly received a yacht called the Arion for their wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis in 1956. For years, Princess Grace used the vessel to entertain important guests of the Principality on day-long Mediterranean excursions. In 2006 it was purchased by Quasar Expeditions.
A tennis court
To add an extra wow factor into their already spectacular summer home, the Danish municipality of Sonderborg gifted Crown Prince Frederick and Mary of Denmark a tennis court.
A Land Rover
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate did ask all their guests to make charitable donations in their name in terms of gifting, but of course people don’t always listen. The pair were gifted a Land Rover, but they decided to donate it to a mountain rescue team instead. They held a draw at Clarence House and randomly selected the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team to be the lucky recipients.
A wheel of cheese
In 1840 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert got gifted a 1,000-pound cheese wheel. The block of cheese weighed over 500 kilograms and was made from the milk of 750 cows. The queen accepted the present but the farmers who made the cheese then asked for it to be exhibited. Sadly after the exhibit was over, the Queen refused to take it back.