Newly-wed couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, reportedly received tons of wedding presents which sums up to $9 million or P473,490,000.
However, they’ll be sending everything back as the royal protocol states that members of the royal family are not allowed to receive gifts from people or businesses they don’t know. This rule prevents people and companies from using them for publicity.
According to official guidelines, “The fundamental principle governing the acceptance of gifts by Members of The Royal Family is that no gifts, including hospitality or services, should be accepted which would, or might appear to, place the Member of The Royal Family under any obligation to the donor.”
The guidelines also stated that “gifts offered by private individuals living in the UK not personally known to the Member of the Royal Family should be refused where there are concerns about the propriety or motives of the donor or the gift itself.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did announce prior to their wedding that donating to their selected charities are good enough. Their chosen charities are CHIVA, Crisis, Myna Mahalia Foundation, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and The Wilderness Foundation UK.