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Princess Charlotte’s $57k first birthday present

It certainly is a gift fit for a princess!
Princess Charlotte’s $57k first birthday present

Princess Charlotte’s $57k first birthday present

Princess Charlotte turns one today and despite William and Kate’s efforts to keep celebrations low-key, the rest of world is going ga-ga when it comes to gifts.

The most eye-popping offering so far is a white gold rattle studded with diamonds, rubies and sapphires worth $57,500 gifted by the Natural Sapphire Company – an astonishing present given Charlotte would likely prefer the box it came in.

The lavish gift appeared on a list released by Kensington Palace yesterday, which includes several other expensive and similarly impractical offerings, including a Bhutanese goat from the King and Queen of Bhutan, a silver rattle from the President of Mexico and a set of silk decorative figurines from the President of China.

But not all the gifts are likely to go unappreciated by Charlotte – she will likely love the cuddly “Bo” dog from President Barack Obama and teddy bears from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.

Other countries, including Australia, went down the charitable donation route. We donated $9,900 to a remote pygmy possum sanctuary while Canada gave $100,000 to an unnamed charity.

Princess Charlotte’s $57,000 jewel-encrusted rattle.

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