Catherine Duchess of Cambridge received these jewels from overseas royals and dignitaries last year
KATE MIDDLETON, the Duchess of Cambridge, is given many lavish gifts from foreign royals, dignitaries and members of the public. These are all declared by the royal family. What have Kate Middleton and Prince William received this year?
Kate Middleton, 36, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been bestowed with a number of gifts this year from members of the public, as has Prince William, 35.
The couple have picked up a number of goodies, especially on their royal tours of Belgium and Finland.
This includes some jewellery, which is likely to be worth a large sum.
In Poland the Duke of Cambridge was given a wristwatch by H.E. Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland and Mrs. Jenni Haukio.
He was also given some items for the impending royal baby, including a pram suit a pair of mittens and a hat.
A large and very beautiful amber necklace was given to Kate Middleton.
It was made of 14-carat-gold pieces of gold and an opaque stone, and was a gift from Mayor of Gdańsk, which was published on his official website.
Prince William was given a pair of amber cufflinks, which were made using sterling silver and cherry-coloured amber.
The gifts were presented to Kate and William at Arthur’s Court in Gdańsk.
During the trip Kate was also given three pairs of earrings from various individuals in Poland.
She was given a charm bracelet and a brooch by a person on Luxembourg and was given a necklace by a memember of the public in Finland.
Kate Middleton and Prince William got these lavish gifts last year
While the Royal Family list what they have been given, they do not reveal how much the items are worth or who they are from in all cases.
However, some may be surprised to know the gifts given to royals on their tours are not theirs to give.
They are passed onto the monarch, who will decide what to do with it.
The Queen may pass Kate’s jewellery onto Princess Charlotte, or she could keep it within the royal collection.
Kate and William’s gifts are tame however, in comparison to jewels the likes of Camilla Parker Bowles has been given by foreign royals.
The 70-year-old has been £3 million worth of jewels from the Saudi Royal Family.
These have all been given to the second wife of Prince Charles, 69, in the form of stunning sets, known as demi-parures, all with different precious stones.
She has one ruby set, one sapphire set and one emerald set.
Jewellers David Bader & Josef Caldaro told Express: “The Saudis have a deep-rooted culture of lavish gift-giving; it is accepted as the norm in social interactions, political affairs, and business dealings.
“As such, the Saudi Royal Family typically showers important figureheads and their families with beautiful gifts, including precious diamond jewellery.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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