MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry weren’t allowed to keep gifts for little Archie – but they will be able to for their new baby.
Now that the Sussexes have started their new lives in the US, they’ll likely be able to keep presents given to their daughter when she is born in the summer.
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Previously, as more senior members of the Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess weren’t allowed to accept certain presents given to mark Archie’s birth.
Royal protocol meant Meghan and Harry were expected to refuse gifts from people they didn’t know if there were concerns about the motive behind the gift.
Equally, presents aren’t allowed to be accepted by royals if there are concerns over the person who sent them.
And members of the Royal Family are also meant to decline gifts sent by a commercial enterprise, such as a fashion designer.
But now having distanced themselves from the Firm – it’s likely that Archie’s baby sister will be able to keep the gifts given by friends, family, and well-wishers.
The Royal Family’s guidelines state: “The fundamental principle governing the acceptance of gifts by Members of The Royal Family is that no gifts, including hospitality or services, should be accepted which would, or might appear to, place the Member of The Royal Family under any obligation to the donor.