Being a monarch comes with its perks, one of which is being showered with gifts all the time.
To mark Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, we thought we'd take a look at some of the strangest gifts ever bequeathed to Her Majesty.
- Horse semenJUAN MABROMATA via Getty Images
- A bag of saltJoerg Mikus via Getty Images
- Two slothswww.bartvandorp.com via Getty Images
- A wine cooler that looks like a grasshopperToby Melville/PA Archive
- A book about Arab horsesYui Mok/PA Archive
- A framed origami birdPhoto by Lars Oppermann via Getty Images
- A marzipan model of the Brandenburg GateFabrizio Bensch / Reuters
- A bristle brush boot scrapermartin meehan via Getty Images
- A box of mudJupiterimages via Getty Images
- An Oyster Cardap
- A pair of cowboy bootsDavid Zalubowski/AP
Official gifts can be worn and used by the royals, but are not considered their own personal property. They can eat any food they are given, and some official gifts with a value less than £150 can be donated to charity or staff. The gifts given to the family cannot be sold or exchanged and will eventually become part of the Royal Collection.