Why Meghan Markle and Harry are Returning £7 Million Worth of Wedding Gifts Revealed

Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, are returning £7 million worth of presents from the royal wedding.

Many Britons may be shocked to know that there are strict rules about whether royals may accept gifts or not.

What is more, any gifts received on royal duty belong to the crown once the recipient has died.

Meghan and Harry asked members of the public to make charitable donations, instead of sending gifts.

However, they still have a large amount of presents to return.

Before the wedding Kensington Palace released a statement on behalf of the couple.

It said: “It should be noted that gifts cannot be brought to St George’s Chapel or the Reception that follows at Windsor Castle. Guests are advised to seek further guidance on delivery arrangements for any gifts to Kensington Palace.”

Royals are not allowed to receive gifts that may be given to them in a bit to gain some free advertising.

The Palace added: “When gifts are accepted, the consent of the Member of the Royal Familyshould be contingent upon the enterprise undertaking not to exploit the gift for commercial purposes.

“Gifts offered by private individuals living in the UK not personally known to the Member of the Royal Family should be refused where there are concerns about the propriety or motives of the donor or the gift itself.”



Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Royal wedding gifts retuned to the tune of £7 million

These strict rules are the reason why much of Camilla Parker Bowles’s jewellery will belong to Prince William, 35, one day.

When the recipient of a gift dies it is up to the monarch to decide if the gift is kept or given away.

On the other hand the pieces can be incorporated into the Royal Collection.

Meghan is an exciting new addition to the Royal Family, and many expect her to shake up the centuries old family.

A Royal Butler has revealed to why Meghan Markle is more hands-on with the public than Kate Middleton.

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GETTY Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: There are strict rules about whether royals may accept gifts

He explained Kate Middleton has far more pressure on her as she will be Queen one day.

Yesterday Meghan Markle was nominated by Vogue as one of the “Women Shaping 2018”.

She was the only royal to make the UK publication’s list.

As well as her career in acting, Meghan is known for her humanitarian work.

Her love of charity is thought to be one of the things that bonded the LA-native and her husband.



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