Prince George Received Nearly 800 Presents From Well-Wishers In 2014

15/01/2015 12:02 | Updated 20 May 2015

Prince George

Prince George really is the toddler who has it all – because last year he was showered with nearly 800 official gifts.

The young prince, who turned one last July, was given 774 presents during 2014.

His gifts - seven times more than the Queen received - ranged from a bucket and spade, a car sticker and a toothbrush to a skateboard and a surfboard.

Australia was the most generous gift-giver, handing over 603 of George's total.

The Aussie public gave him 121 items of clothing, 120 books, five textile items, one piece of stationery, 18 pieces of sporting equipment, one plaque, three pictures, seven photographs, four perishable items, one musical instrument, five ornaments, one piece of jewellery, nine household items, 219 games and toys, two DVDs, two coins and four CDs.

Other gifts George received in Australia included a possum skin cloak from the Gundungurra Tribal Council Aboriginal Corporation, who also gave William and Kate a decorated kangaroo skin and three paintings.

The details come from Kensington Palace's annual list of presents received on overseas tours for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George and Prince Harry.

The list also revealed that in New Zealand, George was given 120 presents including his own miniature amphibious boat by the firm Sealegs.

The Prince of Wales returned from an official tour of Canada with more than two dozen official gifts for his young grandson Prince George - including two dream catchers, a plastic toy camel and a leather flying jacket, and in Colombia he was given two presents for George.

William came home with seven official gifts from Malta for the prince and 14 from the US, where President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gave Kate a basket of honey, William two unnamed books and George, who stayed at home with his nanny in the UK, a soft toy. The University of St Andrews handed over a miniature academic gown for the prince.

Prince George's haul was more than the 678 gifts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received between them, including a toy polo mallet from the president of Christchurch Polo Club, a personalised skateboard from the Northern Sound System studios in Australia and a sleepsuit from Qantas airlines.

Buckingham Palace also revealed its gift list for the rest of the Royal family.

Presents included a wooden hairbrush given to the Duke of Kent, who is bald; a pair of trainers for the Prince of Wales, 12 boxes of mangoes for the Duke of York and a tin of fish for the Earl of Wessex.


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