When you are invited to a wedding your mind starts to begin planning and one of the things that cross your mind is the gift for the newlyweds. You want to buy something that is personal but at the same time worth having in their new chapter of life together. If you thought shopping for your friends and family was hard, think about what you would gift the royals!
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 that have existed. Remember, even though kings and queens don’t request wedding gifts they still receive presents from those willing to impress
- Indian Bull Harry and Meghan received arguably one of the most unique gifts from their wedding guests when Peta India announced they have adopted an Indian bull who was found weak and injured on behalf of the newlyweds. Peta India has aptly named him Merry (a hybrid of Harry and Meghan) and will spend the rest of his life relaxing in a peaceful sanctuary in Maharashtra, India.
- A yacht 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 was the wedding gift given to Crown Prince Frederick and Mary of Denmark by the Danish municipality of Sonderborg.
- 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 got gifted a Land Rover, but they decided to donate it to a mountain rescue team, the Duke of Cambridge already had a car, so he didn’t feel it was needed. 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.