Game of Thrones souvenir and origami bird among official gifts given to the Queen

Game of Thrones souvenir and origami bird among official gifts given to the Queen

Nicola Hine

An origami bird and a mini throne from the Game of Thrones series were among the official gifts received by the Queen during the past year.

A list released by Buckingham Palace this morning shows a range of items presented to Her Majesty at various events including the Irish State Visit to Windsor in April when she was given a bronze statuette of a horse named Arkle, and a book of the same title, by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

Following the 2013 Coronation Arch project in Windsor the Queen was given a bespoke book in presentation box - a photographic record of the project - by the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society.

The framed multi-coloured origami paper bird was given during a two-day visit to Wales, while the seven-inch throne was presented during a royal visit to Northern Ireland in June, where the Queen famously visited the Game of Thrones set.

Other gifts on the list include a dressage crop, a large wooden coffee grinder, a boot scraper, a green tartan scarf and a knitted poppy.

The Duke of Edinburgh's list includes a wooden commemorative plaque from Windsor & Eton Sea Cadet Corps, a case of beer and cufflinks.

The Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, received many gifts on behalf of Prince George including soft toys, books and a dream catcher.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York's gifts included a framed photo from Royal Ascot, an Arctic Monkeys CD and 10 boxes of mangos.

The Duke of Kent's list includes a tie and pin from SportsAble in Maidenhead in March.

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