Australia’s gifts for Royal Weddings

I was very pleased to discover that in years gone by, when Australia sent official gifts to royal weddings, those gifts were food-related.

Princess Anne received a set of goblets and a set of mugs for her wedding to Mark Phillips in 1973, while Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer received a set of 20 octagonal platters for their fairytale-like wedding in 1981.

Will Prince William and Kate Middleton get something food-related for their official wedding present from the Australian government? Will the government remember to send a present at all? I wonder…

Wedding gift to Princess Anne, 1973 (photograph from the personal papers of EG Whitlam)

Wedding gift to Princess Anne, 1973 (photograph from the personal papers of EG Whitlam) NAA: M151, 80

Wedding gift to Princess Anne, 1973 (photograph from the personal papers of EG Whitlam)

Wedding gift to Princess Anne, 1973 (photograph from the personal papers of EG Whitlam) NAA: M151, 80

Australia's gift for the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Australia's gift for the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer NAA: A6180, 13/7/81/2

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