97 toys, 118 books and 10 blankets: Harry and Meghan's baby gifts revealed

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received hundreds of baby gifts during their autumn royal tour [Photo: Getty]

Unlike fellow parents-to-be across the nation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex needn’t stock up on baby products – as the royal couple has already received an impressive number of gifts from the public.

According to stats released by the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan were given hundreds of presents during their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in September 2018.

A newly-published register reveals that the newlyweds were handed approximately 97 soft toys which included 11 koala bears, four kiwis and five kangaroos.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex needn’t stock up on baby blankets either, as they reportedly received 10 in total alongside three shawls, 14 booties and two bibs – some of which were lovingly handmade by fans.

Thankfully, some quick thinking well-wishers decided to give the royal couple a large toy box where the expectant parents will be able to store the plethora of presents.

Prince Harry receives a stuffed toy from fans during a New Zealand walkabout [Photo: Getty]

Though they may need to contemplate building a bookshelf for the royal baby room at their new Windsor abode, as some 118 children’s books were also given to the pair.

What’s most surprising about the 26-page list of gifts is that the pregnancy had only been announced the day before the royal tour kicked off with the Duchess of Sussex in her second trimester.

What happens to royal gifts from the public?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are allowed to choose certain gifts with some sure to be used to decorate the nursery at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

While a large majority of the presents are likely to be given to charity, as Meghan famously donated her baby shower blooms to local hospices in New York back in February, 2019.

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What royal gifts have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received?

The list also unveils the gifts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children were given during their parents’ four-day tour of Norway and Sweden in February, 2018.

During their royal tour of Canada in 2016, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a large number of gifts for their children [Photo: Getty]

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were gifted everything from hockey sticks to jerseys from royal fans.

Prince William received a gift during his historic trip to the Middle East in June 2018 [Photo: Getty]

While Prince William brought back football shirts, a painted wooden egg and a wooden crucifix from his historic trip to the Middle East in June, 2018.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to welcome their first child this spring though rumour has it, Meghan will break tradition by skipping the now-famous Lindo Wing exit.