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Area Baby Receives $44,000 Chew Toy for Her Birthday

Photo: @KensingtonRoyal/Twitter

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Princess Charlotte is one year old today, and like any especially fancy baby, she has received a cavalcade of gifts over the past 12 months, presented to her from people in 64 countries. One of these gifts? An 18-carat white gold rattle embellished with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires worth £30,000, or about $44,000, that probably isn't even that much fun to chew on.

This, however, was only the fanciest in a long list of gifts Kensington Palace released this morning, according to the Telegraph. Included among them are a set of silk figurines from the president of China, a copy of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales from Prime Minister David Cameron, a Tasmanian merino wool blanket from the Australian government, a snowsuit from Canadian Prime Minister and hot dad Justin Trudeau, and finally, a stuffed version of President Obama's dog, Bo.

It's only par for the course for a baby who has the sole ability to cause as much of a shopping frenzy as her mother, Kate Middleton (who has reportedly tried to prevent such a thing). According to the Telegraph, the dress Charlotte wore in the royal portrait in honor of the Queen's 90th birthday sold out even before the photos broke.

But back to that rattle: below is a photo, courtesy of the Natural Sapphire Company.

Once again, it's probably not even that good for chewing.