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Royal Gifts

Arts and crafts from around the world

Sally Goodsir

 120 pages

Cover for the Royal Gifts catalogue, showing The Queen standing in front of a brightly painted book

Cover of Royal Gifts ©

Throughout her long and distinguished reign, Queen Elizabeth II has been presented with gifts of great value and historical significance.

Published to coincide with the Summer Opening exhibition 2017 at Buckingham Palace, Royal Gifts presents a selection of the gifts given to The Queen. A spectacular display of craftsmanship, these fascinating objects come from more than one hundred countries, and cross every continent.

Many commemorate remarkable moments from throughout The Queen's reign, including meetings with world leaders such as former US president Dwight D. Eisenhower, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China. Others mark key milestones like The Queen's ninetieth birthday and Diamond Jubilee. Bringing these gifts together for the first time, including some that have never been published before, Royal Gifts includes beautiful new photography and descriptions of each gift's creation and presentation.

Related exhibition
Royal Gifts

This exhibition tells the story of Her Majesty's reign through the official gifts she has received

Highlight objects from the book