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|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数：63 更新时间：2017/2/2|
The weird, wonderful, and occasionally mundane gifts showered upon the Royal Family have been revealed in an official list published today - and Prince Charles and Camilla received their fair share as they undertook three official tours in 2016.
Some of the most unusual presents they received included cushion covers, swords, socks, goblets, cured sausage meats, and even ergonomic crayons.
However, among the gifts most likely to raise eyebrows are those from the Bahraini royal family, which they received during their visit to the country in November.
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his family are far from strangers to the British royals.
In 2012, critics denounced Sophie Wessex, Prince Andrew's wife, for accepting two sets of jewels from the Arabian royals.
And, in 2012, the Queen was criticised over her decision to invite King Hamad to a celebratory Diamond Jubilee lunch, with human rights groups raising opposition to his treatment of pro-democracy protesters.
The Bahraini government has strongly denied these claims but controversy continues to surround the royals' relationship.
Official gifts, declared annually in a list, can be worn and used, but are not considered the royals' personal property and they do not pay tax on them.
They cannot be sold or exchanged and eventually become part of the Royal Collection, which is held in trust by the Queen for her successors and the nation.
GIFTS RECEIVED ON TOUR OF OMAN, UAE AND BAHRAIN
Chess set and a watch for Charles from HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain
Watch for Camilla from HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain
Photograph frame with a black and white photograph of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa from HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain
Pair of pedestal dishes with pastries and sweetmeats from HRH Princess Sabeeka Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Cushion cover and a basket of sweetmeats from the Supreme Council for Women
Wooden model of a boat from an individual in Bahrain
12 baskets of pomegranates from HM Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman
Sword from an individual in Oman
Two pairs of Bedouin socks from an individual in Oman
Magazine from a member of the public in UAE
....AND THE BEST OF THE REST FROM 2016
Cured sausage meat from an individual in Croatia
Goblet from an individual in Croatia
Ergonomic crayons from an individual in Croatia
Two bags of paprika from a member of the public in Croatia
Sword from the Mayor of Dakovo in Croatia
Ceramic model of a boot from a member of the public in Croatia
Straw model of a deer from a member of the public in Croatia
An apron from an individual in Serbia
A pocket square from TRH's Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
'Make-Your-Own Doll' kit from an individual in Serbia
Glasses cleaner from a member of the public in Serbia
Two decorated gingerbread biscuits from a member of the public in Serbia
Plaque in the shape of a double headed eagle from an individual in Kosovo
A bar of soap from a member of the public in Kosovo
Bottle of whiskey from an individual in the Republic of Ireland
Toy dolls from an individual in the Republic of Ireland
Box of toiletries from a member of the public in the Republic of Ireland
Three packets of seeds from an individual in the Republic of Ireland
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