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Pyjamas, a snow suit, a painting of a Samurai helmet and more: the unusual gifts given to Prince George and Princess Charlotte

kate middleton
Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
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What do you get the royal who has everything? A set of pyjamas, a snow suit, a crocheted pram blanket and a painting of a Samurai helmet are just some of the gifts Prince William and Kate received on behalf of their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte last year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received almost 100 presents for their son and daughter during tours and official visits, according to the official record released by the palace. Items accepted during local engagements have not yet been listed.

When William went to Japan for the first time in February 2015, he took home some wonderful souvenirs for George from local well-wishers.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte received almost 100 gifts during tours and state visits last year

The items included a wooden toy, a Samurai painting and two Kendama games, which is similar to the cup-and-ball game. From the Emperor and Empress of Japan, William was given a soft toy for his son.

During his trip to the Far East, William also visited China, the first time a senior royal has done so since 1986. Here, the future King was inundated with gifts for himself, including a vase and a stand from President Xi Jinping and a rug and a mobile telephone from different well-wishers.

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William was given a personalised football shirt for his daughter when he met the England Women's football team in May 

For two-year-old George, William received six DVDs, two toy aeroplanes and a pair of pyjamas among other gifts.

William's brother Prince Harry was also given items for his niece and nephew. While on tour in New Zealand in May, the popular royal received three soft toy penguins, a snowsuit and sleepsuit for baby Charlotte as well as a bib and quilt.

Harry also accepted personalised sports shirts with George and Charlotte's names embossed on the back.

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Prince Harry was also the recipient of gifts for his niece and nephew

Proud granddad Prince Charles was also the recipient of gifts for the young Prince and Princess.

Baby Charlotte, who turns one in May, was given a crocheted pram blanket, a wooden rattle and a knitted dress from well-wishers in the Republic of Ireland. George, similarly, was given a knitted jumper and a giant lollypop.

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Prince Charles also received cuddly toys for his grandchildren

While George and Charlotte's gift list almost tallied up to 100 items, the youngsters will have received even more presents from engagements that William and Kate undertook last year. This record has yet to be released by the palace.