Sunday, April 1, 2012

List of gifts given to Kate on tour published, Memory stick Stolen from Middletons, Billion pound Duchess and more

Hello Kate fans,
Unfortunately no photos surfaced from Kate's birthday. I believe she enjoyed a quiet celebration with family. However the Duchess is making the headlines as always and there are some interesting stories I would like to share with you. I imagine many of you have heard about the scandal that has arisen because Sophie, Countess of Wessex accepted jewels from Bahrain. In the wake of this the Palace has published an official list of gifts given to the Duchess of Cambridge on her overseas tours. (With thanks to Caryse)

  • Black Jacket - The City of Calgary
  • Necklace
  • Ladies blue hat
  • Tartan fascinator
  • Wooden heart box with charm bracelet
  • Necklace
  • Brown Ash basket
  • Two Wicker flower baskets
  • Necklace and earrings
  • Peacock feather fascinator
  • Knitted prayer shawl
  • Hand painted scarf
  • Rag doll
  • Dress and Jacket
  • Porcelain doll
  • Two hand knitted woollen scarves
  • Blue hat - Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness
  • Three pairs of shoes - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
  • Brooch - Premier of the Northwest Territories
  • Framed Canadian stamp presentation and book - President, Canada post
  • White metal brooch - Royal 22e Regiment, Quebec
  • Selection of dresses
  • Commemorative medallion - 12 wing Shearwater, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Two T - Shirts and three CDs -
  • Two black hooded jumpers - Calgary rotary challenge park
  • Box of mailed correspondence - Canada Post
  • Games board and pieces - Canadian equerry
  • Leather bound invitation : Parks Canada - Chief executive Officer, Parks Canada.

  • Framed collage - Children at Sainte Justine hospital
  • Book - Class 876, Hillside Middle School
  • Boxed book - Commissioner, Royal Canadian mounted police
  • Five T - Shirts and fanion - Deputy fire Chief, Lesser slave Regional Fire Service
  • Set of Commemorative coins - Education officer, IODE Canada
  • Book - Executive Director, Japanese Canadian Culture Centre
  • Two certificate's, two chef's jackets and four plates - General Director, Institut de Tourisme et d'Hotellerie
  • Quilt - Governor General of Canada
  • Commemorative album - Governor General of Canada
  • Framed Fascimile, First treaty concluded between the first nations of Canada - Grand Chief of the Huron - Wendat nation
  • Books and selections of CDs and DVDs - High Commissioner for Canada
  • Three red hockey jerseys - Hockey teams at Somba K'e civic plaza
  • Wooden humidor
  • Fabric Wall Hanging
  • Bottle of Icewine
  • Book and selection of Canadian souvenirs
  • Soft toy
  • Two children's drawings
  • Book
  • Selection of hats
  • Two shoulder bags
Other notable items include

  • Three printed poems
  • Aboriginal  bronze
  • Dog toy
  • Two recipe books
  • Two mosquito traps
  • ipad
To read the full list please visit the Prince of Wales website Here. I've always wondered what type of gifts royals received while on tours. It would appear the gifts William and Kate are received are mainly keepsakes rather than insanely expensive jewels. It's obvious a huge amount of thought went into these gifts and mosquito traps? Well it's an individual gift to say the least :)


The Leveson Inquiry has been bringing some shocking stories to light. Yesterday it was revealed two men who stole Pippa Middletons memory stick from her car in 2008 and attempted to sell photos of William and Kate to The Sun for £25,000. The editor was instantly suspicious and handed the stick over to the police. The paper has since turned down photos of Kate shopping in Tesco. It's quite alarming to hear these stories and no doubt a very upsetting time for the Middleton family.


We all know the impact Kate has had for stores like Reiss. All she needs to do is be seen in one of their items and there site crashes. However I was not aware that Kate has given the economy a boot of £1 billion (Yes 1 Billion) According to a new report, sales of nude tights have increased by 65 percent. Replica's of Kate's engagement ring have become bestsellers with M&S reporting it is their best selling piece of jewellery ever. Sales of nude heels have sky rocketed. I do believe our Duchess could save the British high street from recession :)


While there are currently no upcoming engagements scheduled for Kate I am hopeful we will see her on a few occasions before William is posted to the Falklands.

Finally the Duchess looks radiant on the current issue of Hello.


Sources (Hello, The guardain, Prince of wales, WKW facebook)


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