When you have a baby, you are often showered with presents from friends and family members to mark the occassion.
From stuffed animals to tiny pieces of clothing, you can expect to receive a whole range of things.
This will be the case for Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, very soon, after their first child is born.
However unlike most new parents, they won’t be able to enjoy and keep all of the things they have been given for the baby – instead they will have to pack many of the gifts up and return them.
This is because there are many royal rules they have to follow around gifts, including ones given to them to celebrate birthdays, Christmas, weddings and anniversaries.
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.
“In this regard, before accepting any gift, careful consideration should always be given, wherever practicable, to the donor, the reason for and occasion of the gift and the nature of the gift itself. Equally, before declining the offer of a gift, careful consideration should be given to any offence that might be caused by such an action.”