And we love it.
Announcing their engagement last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed later this month on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor castle.
With just over a week to go until the big day, there’s plenty of wedding prep for the royal family and its guests, from finding the perfect Philip Treacy-style fascinator to buying the newlyweds a fitting wedding present – what to get the couple who has everything!
The Queen has already set the bar pretty high, supposedly not only gifting the newlyweds an official title (Duke and Duchess of Sussex apparently) but also giving them a stately home on her Sandringham estate, with the bookies suggesting it will be York Cottage.
That’s going to be a tough present to beat.
Someone who doesn’t seem phased by the daunting task of royal present giving however is French President Emmanuel Macron.
It was announced this week that the French politician knows exactly what’s he’s getting the newlyweds, choosing luxury Paris-based brand S.T. Dupont to create it – a traditional choice when buying for the royal family, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip having received gifts from there in the past.
Macron however is breaking from tradition with his gift for Prince Harry, opting for a James Bond theme.
Yes, really. The French President is giving Prince Harry a James bond themed wedding present. And we’re thrilled.
S.T. Dupont’s London-based-PR group, broke the news this week, stating that it was ‘delighted to announce that their ST Dupont 007 Collection will be the official Royal Wedding gift on behalf of France from President Macron.’
Why? Prince Harry is apparently a bit of an 007 fan.
The gift in question is supposedly a travel case, with a golden cigar cutter, lighter, pens and cuff links, all stamped with the iconic 007 logo.
There have been doubts however over the cigarette lighter, with Prince Harry recently quitting smoking for his new bride, Meghan.
Whatever Macron decides, this is sure to be one of the top favourite gifts for the Prince.
The present-giving bar just got even higher.