IT’S a struggle thinking of Christmas present ideas for our family every year – but what you get the people who appear to have everything?
Well when Meghan Markle was faced with this problem back in 2017, she decided to lead with humour.
Three years ago, The Queen broke tradition when she invited Prince Harry‘s fiancé to spend Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham – just one month after their engagement was announced.
Before this, other halves were only ever allowed to attend the close-knit celebration after the wedding – like in Kate Middleton‘s case.
Here Fabulous Digital takes a look back at Meghan’s Christmas presents to the Royals – including one that was chewed up by Her Majesty‘s corgis.
William’s ‘Cereal Killer’ spoon
According to the royal biography Finding Freedom, Meghan wasn’t sure what to get her future brother-in-law Prince William – and so opted for a gag gift.
Authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie wrote: “Meghan’s biggest challenge was finding the perfect novelty gifts to amuse her new extended family.
“At least one of her gifts was a huge hit—a spoon for William that had ‘cereal killer’ embossed on the shallow bowl end of the utensil.”
Humorous presents are believed to be a favourite tradition in the royal household- and Kate Middleton reportedly gave Prince Harry a “grow your own girlfriend” kit for her first Sandringham Christmas in 2011.
The Queen’s singing hamster
In a nod to their German ancestry, the Royal family usually exchange gifts at 6pm on Christmas Eve.
Speaking to the Daily Star, an insider claims Meghan even bought a funny present for The Queen too.
They said: “Meghan bought a little hamster that sings with a little rope for Her Majesty.
“It was so funny, especially when the corgis tried to take hold of the toy.
“She laughed and said, ‘They can keep my dogs company!’”
Sadly though, the hamster reportedly didn’t last long and the paper reported that Meghan’s toy hamster was “mauled to pieces” by the Queen’s corgis before the end of the holiday.
Kate’s designer notebook
Although it’s not known if Meghan continued with the humorous theme for Kate’s Christmas present, she did go all out for her birthday the following month.
In Finding Freedom, the authors claim Meghan treated her soon-to-be sister-in-law to a designer leather notebook from Smythson – which can cost up to £225.
The book claims: “The soft leather Smythson notebook helped to break the ice, as did Meghan’s cooing over then 20-month-old Charlotte.”
In 2016, Meghan and Harry had only been dating a few months when Christmas rolled round.
On her lifestyle blog The Tig, the Duchess urged readers to get “creative” with their presents.
She wrote: “It’s easy to grab another t-shirt for your man — but you’ll likely steal it for PJs anyway.
“Instead, give him something creative that he’ll actually enjoy like these little gems.”
Along with some colourful socks, Meghan hinted that she might be buying her special guy a £90 Crosley turntable or a £500 Brookstone pocket projector.
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