Meghan Markle's first-ever royal gift speaks to one of her passions

By Emmy Griffiths

Kensington Palace has revealed that the first-ever official gift Meghan Markle received since saying 'yes' to Prince Harry's proposal is one that speaks to a passion of the former Suits actress. Prince William was actually the one who received an apron on the keen cook's behalf during his official visit to Finland, which took place in late November. Her kitchen savvy is widely known since the couple revealed that Prince Harry proposed while the pair was cooking roast chicken together.

In their first TV interview following their engagement, Meghan explained: "Just a cozy night, it was - what we were doing? Just roasting chicken… trying to roast a chicken and it was just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee." The couple will tie the knot in May, and Meghan recently revealed that she was "so excited" for the big day during a visit to Brixton in early January.

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Meghan Markle seen all smiles with her hand over her mouth holding a chuckle in her long grey coat
Meghan received an apron as her first gift

Meanwhile, Prince George and Princess Charlotte received nearly 90 presents in 2017. According to the official record, which was released by the palace on Wednesday, the pair received 38 gifts between them during their trip to Poland and Germany, including soft toys, toy trains, socks and a dreamcatcher. The Duke of Cambridge was also gifted with two Hobby horses for the pair during his visit to Finland.

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Prince Harry in a light navy blue suit alongside with Meghan Markle in a white coat as they wave to the camera
The gift was received in Finland

So what happens to these royal gifts? A spokesperson told the Mail Online: "Some items will be taken into the home and others stored within the Royal Household. On occasion, and where appropriate, items may be donated to organisations who can make good use of them. Their Royal Highnesses are incredibly grateful for the warm and generosity that has been extended to their children from members of the public."

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