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Princess Charlotte's presents given since birth includes one expensive rattle and a rocking chair

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From a gold rattle to a jigsaw puzzle, Princess Charlotte’stoy chest is fit for royalty! On her first birthday, May 2, the little princess will no doubt add a number of lavish gifts to her already notable list of presents thatshe has received since being born.

On Monday, a spokesperson for Prince William and Kate Middleton released a statement thanking fans for all the well-wishes and gifts thatthey have received for their little girl. They said, “The Duke and Duchess ofCambridge are incredibly grateful for all the letters, gifts and good wishesthey have been fortunate to receive in the year since Princess Charlotte wasborn.”


Photo: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

One recent gift came from President Barack Obama and FirstLady Michelle during their recent dinner with Charlotte's parents and Uncle Harry. While her older brother, Prince George mingled with the Americancouple at Kensington Palace, Charlotte was not forgotten. The president and his wife giftedthe princess with a jigsaw puzzle and stuffed animal version of thefamily’s First Dog, Bo. Since her birth, the Obamas have also gifted Charlottewith a rocking chair and baby blanket.


In the past year, the one-year-old has built up an impressive collection of rattles including a silver one gifted from President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, in addition to an 18K whitegold rattle encrusted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires from the NaturalSapphire Company that has an estimated value of about $44,000. Not be outdone, her grandfather PrinceCharles also presented his granddaughter with a willow rattle woven by Irishbasket maker Ciaran Hogan.



Photo: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Also on Charlotte’s impressive list of gifts arepieces for her already enviable wardrobe. King Jigme andQueen Jetsun of Bhutan gifted the birthday girl’s parents withhandmade Bhutanese coats for herself and brother. Meanwhile President ReuvenRivlin of Israel gave Charlotte a pink dress embroidered with “From Israel WithLove while Prime Minister of Canada gave her a snowsuit in addition to a bookand $100,000 donation in her name to Immunize Canada. New Zealand’s wellington rugby gave theDuke ana Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter a snow suit, while New Zealand Rugbygave the princess a sleep suit.

Other notable gifts include:

• A set of silk figurines depictingthe 19th century Chinese novel, Dream of the Red Chamber, fromChinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit last October.

• A copy of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Talesgifted by Prime Minister David Cameron.

• A cot blanket made from Tasmanian merino woolfrom the Australian government.

• Teddy bears, baby blankets and bootees made ofStansborough wool from Prime Minister John Key of NewZealand.

Pippa Middleton gave her niece a set ofbiodegradable diapers made from natural mull cloth, which cost about $6.

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