If you’re still mad at receiving a pair of salad tongs from Aunt Barbara for Christmas, or a set of crocheted tea towels from Grandma Linda for your birthday last year, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Because not even soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle is immune from receiving some rather questionable gifts.
And by ‘questionable’ we mean ‘actually kind of patronising and not at all fitting for a feminist woman who is about to change the history of the royal family’.
Every January, the royal family releases an official list of all the bits and bobs they were gifted the previous year. The list includes gifts given by powerful political figures as well as adoring fans. It’s very comprehensive.
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The list reveals the very first gift Meghan Markle – who announced her engagement to Prince Harry in late November – was gifted.
It was accepted on behalf of her almost-brother-in-law Prince William during an official visit to Finland last year… and it was… an apron.
While it might have something to do with the fact Harry and Meghan revealed their proposal took place over a “night in with a roast chicken”, we can’t help but feel Meghan got a little… ripped off with this gift.
Especially considering on the very same trip Prince William was gifted a wristwatch, a bottle of gin and TWO fabric gnomes.
Especially since Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was gifted a necklace.