One of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official wedding day photos. Credit: Kesington Palace/News Pictures/MEGA
One of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official wedding day photos. Credit: Kesington Palace/News Pictures/MEGA

Harry, Meghan give back $12m in gifts

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are set to return '£7 million' ($12 million) in free gifts they were sent for the royal wedding.

To celebrate the royal couple's special day, Kensington Palace received gifts from various companies.

But there are strict rules surrounding what the couple can be sent and many companies gave them presents to promote their wares and get their publicity.

Essentially, plenty of people could be looking to exploit the royals and profit from it.

But royal officials are having none of it, with clear guidelines on what free gifts can and can't be received.

The Express reports one such company is swimwear brand Bags of Love, who sold swimsuits with the royal couple's faces on them leading up to the royal wedding.

Harry and Meghan requested fans and wellwishers give to charity instead of giving gifts.

It appears that hasn't always been the case, as the Daily Star estimates that the free gifts Harry and Meghan are sending back are worth £7 million ($12 million)..

The same article suggests William and Kate have returned more than £30 million ($52 million) worth of free gifts, many centred around the births of their three children.

Oh, to be royal.

 

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.