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Presents fit for royalty

Updated 1127 GMT (1927 HKT) January 26, 2015
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The British monarch receives hundreds of presents from world leaders and well-wishers each year. Top of the list? Equine-related gifts. Heathcliff O'Malley-Pool/Getty Images/File
Her Majesty's love of thoroughbreds is well-known and last year she received everything from a mounted sculpture of a white horse from France's President Francois Hollande, to a dressage crop from the governor-general of Canada, David Johnston. Here, a doll and toy horse belonging to the Queen as a child were displayed at Buckingham Palace in an exhibition earlier in the year. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images/File
Here, the British monarch and her husband Prince Philip present Pope Francis with a hamper of food and drink. Stefano Rellandini/AFP/Getty Images
Many gifts received by the Queen end up going on display in museums across the Commonwealth. Here, the dresses from her tour of Australasian countries is displayed at Buckingham Palace. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images/File
Her Majesty accepts a bowl given to her during a tour of Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada. Kevin Frayer/AFPGetty Images
Presents which don't go on display in the Queen's official residencies are stored at the Royal Archive at Windsor Castle. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images/File
Prince George received a huge number of gifts during his tour of Australia and New Zealand with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, last year. The Australian Governor-General, Peter Cosgrove, gave the toddler a toy wombat bigger than the child. David Foote/Admirality House/Getty Images/File
Fittingly, the previous year Prince George also received a teddy wearing the same silk jacket as those worn by the Queen's jockeys, from promotional group Great British Racing. Great British Racing