SUSSEXES KEEPING PRESENTS FOR 2ND BABY… CONTINUED
Having distanced themselves from the Firm – it’s likely that Archie’s baby sister will be able to keep the gifts given by friends, family, and well-wishers.
The Royal Family’s guidelines state: “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.
“In this regard, before accepting any gift, careful consideration should always be given, wherever practicable, to the donor, the reason for and occasion of the gift and the nature of the gift itself.
“Equally, before declining the offer of a gift, careful consideration should be given to any offence that might be caused by such an action.”
The only presents royals are allowed to accept are those sent by a public body, including government bodies, trade associations, guilds, civic bodies, the armed services and charities. But these organisations need to be based in the UK.