This is a very good decision, it has made the royals vunerable for critics and accusations of corruption. I guess this statement was prompted by Nikolai's mishap.
Hopefully the court will stop accepting other gifts as well. 10 years ago I know a woman who worked for a PR Agency and was in charge of organising the gifts given to Mary from all kinds of designers. The Agency had a whole room full of gifts that the Crown Princess could choose among.
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