By now you’ll have heard that Will and Kate have solved the eternal problem of what to get those who have almost everything* by requesting charitable donations in lieu of gifts for today’s nuptials.
Australia has honoured the couple’s request with a $25,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. And while we congratulate Julia for her taste (sure beats the silver platters we gave Charles and Diana or the tinned pineapple Queen Elizabeth received), we couldn’t help musing over what Australia would give the couple had a donation not been appropriate.
Kath and Kim memorabilia? A Prisoner DVD box set? A jar of the now elusive Vegemite 2.0? A certain notorious Brisbane-born political figure was a popular suggestion; however we vetoed this as not being true to spirit of giving. Finally we settled on a $50 Myer gift voucher – isn’t that what you give a distant relative?
As if the couple even need gifts to make their special day, when an estimated 2.4 billion people will be tuning in and when they could just ask Will’s dad to repeat this…
*If only it were possible to gift-wrap privacy, world peace or perpetual relevance.