2013 Royal Family gift list revealed

It might not come as too much of a surprise that, for the Royal Family, a gift is not just for Christmas - they receive them all year round.

And today, Buckingham Palace has released a list of what was received in 2013. Below are the items the Queen alone received last year.

Highlights for include a commemorative oyster card from Sir Peter Hendy, the commissioner of TfL (very useful).

From confectionary company Mars she got a chocolate Windsor Castle and chocolate Irish State Coach (presumably not life-size, and we're wondering what they were filled with).

The President of the United Arab Emirates sent a family photo in gold jewelled frame set on a decorative jewelled ostrich egg, along with an Arabian Gulf pearl necklace.

And shifting from the sublime to the ridiculous: the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery King George VI Lines gave a velvet-covered hardback book about horses entitled 'Passion'.

To the slightly stingy - the BBC gave her a clock.

Here's the full list:

  • Book: 'The Harold Samuel Collection - A Guide to the Dutch and Flemish Pictures at the Mansion House' by Michael Hall with Clare Gifford
  • Bridles
  • Books: 'Royal Tour of HM and The Duke of Edinburgh, June/July 1973' and 'Prince Edward Island - 125 Years Through Our Eyes'
  • Frame containing two photographs of visits to Prince Edward Island of HM and The Duke of Edinburg in 1959 and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011
  • Royal London Hospital photographic book
  • Commemorative Oyster Card
  • Framed original underground poster 'Trooping the Colour'
  • Photographic book: 'The Children of London 2012'
  • Honorary BAFTA
  • Chocolate Windsor Castle and chocolate Irish State Coach
  • Book: The Return (an authorised autobiographical rendition of the life, times and thoughts of His Majesty)
  • A family photograph in a gold jewelled frame set on a decorative jewelled ostrich egg
  • Five-strand pearl necklace, made from natural pearls sourced from the Arabian Gulf
  • Clock on large green marble base with silver horse and golden palm trees
  • 4 enamelled Scarab beetles
  • Large painting of The Queen
  • Book: 'The Queens of Ancient Egypt' by Rosanna Pirelli
  • Book: 'The Treasures of the Valley of the Kings' introduced by HE Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak
  • Framed photograph of the RNLI Lifeboat 'The Princess Royal' with crew signatures on the reverse
  • Book: 'Folly de Grandeur - Romance and Revival in an English Country House' by Nicky Haslam
  • Engraved Dartington Crystal vase
  • Large decorative porcelain vase, plus a plate and book
  • 13lb artillery cartridge mounted on wooden plinth
  • Velvet-covered hardback book about horses entitled 'Passion'
  • Oratorio 'Yerushalayim'
  • Book printed on parchment which is one of a hundred authentic copies of the poem 'The Song About A Bison' by the Belarusian poet, diplomat and humanist of the Renaissance Mikalai Gusousk
  • Authentic replica of a famous Slutsk Sash made with silk, gold and silver
  • Audio clock radio
  • Framed commemorative covers from 'Radio Times' editions from June 1953 and June 2013
  • Framed photograph of the Choir of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace
  • Book: 'Pangs of Life - A collection of poems on life, loss, identity, fear, war and exile' by Williams Nkurunziza
  • Replica clay model of 'The Great Mother' presented in a wicker basket
  • Albanian handmade filigree 'Lahuta' (musical instrument) in copper-plated silver
  • Decorative hand-made carpet/rug featuring picture of Her Majesty and a map of the British Isles
  • Book: 'British Travellers in Dalmatia 1757 – 1935' by Sonia Wild Bicanic
  • Wooden box containing three bottles of wine
  • Framed ordnance survey maps and photographs from 1953 and comparisons to 2013
  • Decorative ceramic Moorcroft vase entitled 'Jubilation'
  • Three specimen New Horizon Elm trees
  • Bronte porcelain sculpture of Zara Phillips riding the horse Toy Town
  • Book: 'The Dairy Queen - A History of the Jersey Breed Worldwide' by Derrick Frigot and Hans Norgaard
  • Flower arrangement
  • Book: 'Hunting Scraps' by Sir James Cropper
  • Two volumes of 'The Official History of Wimbledon' and' The Singles Draws 1877 - 2012'. Limited run of five hundred - HM has been given the first copy
  • Armenian Holy Bible
  • Two decorative handbags in a presentation box
  • Book: 'Awkward Hours, Awkward Jobs: A History of St John Ambulance in the Northern Territory 1915 - 2012' by Frank Dunstan
  • First edition of the newly renamed 'Bone & Joint Journal'
  • "VE Night", London 1945 - Reproduction Painting
  • Numnah (saddle pad)
  • The original stencil used for the designs of the invitations to The Queen's Baton Relay launch event held in the forecourt on 9th October 2013. Signed by the designer Caroline J Thompson
  • Sample bottles of Holywell Malvern Spring Water
  • Brooch - contemporary flower design featuring brightly coloured tourmaline set in white gold, with diamonds and fresh water pearl at the centre
  • Book: 'The Holy Qur'an'
  • Books: 'Life of Muhammad' and 'World Crisis - the Pathway to Peace
  • Painting on fabric from Samoa presented in a box
  • Small brooch which is an exact reproduction of a Romano-British brooch from Yorkshire Museum in the form of a golden horse with green and blue enamel panels, along with the gift of a tie pin bearing the Tudor Rose for The Duke of Edinburgh
  • Lacquered Gujeolham (Gujeolpan) dish with lid decorated with images of wild flowers, and a bottle of Korean red ginseng powder
  • Book: 'Up The Glens - Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders 1783-1994'
  • Book '1 Angel Square' by Len Grant, signed by the author
  • Hand painted ceramic teapot, cup and saucer in fitted case
  • Commemorative 500 rupee banknote encased in perspex
  • Highly decorative white metal chest containing packets of loose tea
  • Framed drawing from the Diocese of Mumbai
  • Portrait of Her Majesty burned onto a tree trunk and mounted on wood
  • Framed print of a pencil portrait of The Queen by Wasantha Sanath
  • Glass reproduction of the Diamond Jubilee stained glass window
  • Hamper of produce
  • Drawing of The Shard
  • Watercolour painting by John Martin Borg which depicts Villa Gwardamangia in Pieta (where both Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh lived)
  • Message of Loyal Greetings placed in a silver-chased bamboo tube known as a 'dhungro' (and made in the village of Armola in Kaski district)
  • Rotary International Award of Honour
  • Two books (translated volumes) entitled 'Woe from Wit' by Alexander Griboedov and 'In Hopes of Fame and Bliss to Come' by Alexander Pushkin