Harry and Meghan are returning Royal wedding gifts worth Rs 63 crore

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Harry and Meghan are returning Royal wedding gifts worth Rs 63 crore

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal wedding, which took place on May 19, was an extravagant affair.

The newlyweds had specifically mentioned that they didn't want wedding gifts. Kensington Palace, however, received loads of gift boxes and parcels worth millions from several companies and celebrities.

Now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are returning most of these wedding gifts, reported Express. These gifts are reportedly worth seven million pounds (Rs 62,97,52,190.13).

A lot of these gifts were sent to the Royal couple for promotional purposes. Among the companies who sent wedding gifts was Bags of Love, which makes personalised swimwear. The company had reportedly gifted the couple a matching bikini and a swimming trunk combo, hoping they would wear them on their honeymoon.

The Royal family, however, has to follow strict rules surrounding the gifts they can accept. In fact, the official rules from Kensington Palace on receiving freebies from businesses reads, 'When gifts are accepted, the consent of the Member of the Royal Family should be contingent upon the enterprise undertaking not to exploit the gift for commercial purposes.'

''Gifts offered by private individuals living in the UK not personally known to the Member of the Royal Family should be refused where there are concerns about the propriety or motives of the donor or the gift itself,'' state the guidelines.

It was also reported earlier that the Royal family could only accept and use gifts as long as they were valued at less than Pounds 150 (Rs 13,493.21).