To comply with strict royal rules, Prince Harry and Meghan set to returned wedding gifts estimated to worth $12 million.
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.
It was reportedly believed that 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.
Reports has it that gifts offered by private individuals living in the UK not personally known to the Member of the Royal Family should be refused where there are concerns about the propriety or motives of the donor or the gifts itself.
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 well-wishers 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 centered on the births of their three children.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the Royal house thereby urged the firms, individuals and businesses to give the money to charity in honor of their wedding.