Being a monarch certainly has its perks. Big house, lots of travel, another big house, large adoring family, a big country house, two birthdays, some more houses, a life in portraits and a palace.
Every year Buckingham Palace publishes an official list of all the gifts that Her Maj, Queen Elizabeth, receives and 2012 was a bumper year indeed.
It would appear that in the Jubilee year heads of state, royalty and general well-wishers all rushed to honour the Queen with a quite startling range of gifts.
So what do you get the lady who has everything? Take a look through our sideshow for some surprising answers...