Queen's Diamond Jubilee present: What to buy for royals


The Queen is one of the world's wealthiest women with an estimated personal fortune of £300m, so what could the public buy her to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee this year?

Royal historian Kate Williams offered some advice after Education Secretary Michael Gove suggested taxpayers fund a £60m new yacht.

Previous gifts to the royals have included a cheetah in 1764 to King George lll, while his son was a given a giraffe.

The Queen has received 500 cases of tinned pineapples and 7kg of prawns, while Prince Charles and Princess Diana were given peat from Somerset as a wedding present.


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