What Ireland gave the Prince: List of gifts received by the Royals during 2017 visit

What Ireland gave the Prince: List of gifts received by the Royals during 2017 visit

THE LIST of gifts given to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on their Royal visit to Ireland has been revealed. 

The palace released the list of gifts the Royal couple received during their three day trip to the Republic and north of Ireland in May 2017.

According to the list, President Michael D Higgins gave the Prince three books and a cast bronze sculpture, two books to the Duchess of Cornwall and presented one book to both of them.

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Lord Mayor of Dublin also presented Prince Charles with one book each.

Other gifts received by the couple included:

  • A Commemorative wooden dibber used for planting seeds,
  • DVD box sets
  • Willow basket
  • Bottle of brandy
  • Bottle of pommeau
  • Pair of whsikey tumblers
  • Bonsai Irish birch tree
  • A brooch
  • Handwoven scarf
  • Wooden bowl
  • CDs
  • Ceramic coffee pot and a ceramic teapot
  • Woollen throw
  • Framed print
  • Two college research project reports
  • Wooden painted bird house box
  • A framed watercolour
  • Bottle of olive oil

The first day of the visit in May saw the Royal couple host a musical reception at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland and visit the Seamus Heaney Home in Magherafelt.

The Prince of Wales and and Duchess of Cornwall also met with President Higgins during their visit to Áras an Uachtáran where they signed the Visitors' Book, visited the Peace Bell meet with a group of young people who excelled in sport, art, music, science, agriculture and advocacy.

Prince Charles also visited the Irish Defence Forces base and UN Training School at the Curragh Camp in Co Kildare, while Camilla attended a stallion parade at the Irish National Stud and a visit to the Japanese Gardens outside Kildare town.