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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: Her gifts, by the numbers

The girl who has everything now has Vegemite, too. That’s just one of the odd gifts that were given to Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their tours of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. this past spring and summer. The list, released by St. James’s Palace, offers a glimpse at the ways people try to connect with royalty by offering souvenirs of their countries.

Here’s the glimpse at the loot, by the numbers:

55 books, the most common gift for the Duke and Duchess

1 inscribed building fragment collected in an earthquake in New Zealand

• At least 14 hats of several varieties, among them: 1 Akubra hat, 1 flying helmet from the Royal Canadian Air Force, 2 fascinators, 4 cowboy hats

1 sleeping bag (as if the royal couple would ever sleep in a sleeping bag!)

1 papier-mache model of a cassowary, an endangered bird considered by the Guinness World Book of Records to be the world’s most dangerous bird.

15 pieces of jewelry, including earrings, necklaces and brooches.

1 ball point pen, given by the president of the Port of Montreal Authority

3 hockey jerseys

2 mosquito traps

• Assorted newspaper clippings, given to the couple by an anonymous individual.

1 box of mailed correspondence, given to them by the Canada Post.

2 hand-carved sockeye salmon

1 iPad, from California Gov. Jerry Brown.

2 sets of coasters, one from the sheriff-coroner of Santa Barbara County

3 bottles of alcohol: 1 icewine, 1 bottle of champagne, 1 whiskey

See the full list here (PDF).

Want to know how the royals stack up to the American president? Check out President Obama’s haul here.

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