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Prince William & Kate's royal gift list

2012-01-26

Queen’s University teaching fellow and royal historian Carolyn Harris is available to talk about royal gifts Prince William and Kate received during their Royal tour of Canada over the summer. An official gift list was released today by couple's office, Clarence House.

Gifts include mosquito nets, a Canadian Ranger patrol knife, a bottle of whiskey and a Canadian flag.

Ms Harris, a PhD history candidate who is studying British and French royalty, can discuss the significance of gifts, gifts past royals have received and the politics of gifts. Ms. Harris notes that when Canada sent parkas to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson for their 1986 wedding, some complained the gift reinforced the stereotype that Canada is a snowbound hinterland.

Please note Ms Harris is currently in Toronto.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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