Monarchy: Official Gifts

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria his Department uses in advice to the Royal Family on the suitability of accepting gifts.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refers to the guidelines and procedures governing the acceptance, classification, recording, retention and disposal of gifts by Members of The Royal Family set out by Buckingham Palace and published on the website, and where appropriate consults the government of the country concerned.

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