*Can you imagine how many gifts the wife of the leader of the free world must get? And for all kinds of reasons; from all kinds of people. State leaders, dignitaries from around the globe, entertainment people – not to mention family and friends.
But did you know that they can’t even keep the gifts given exclusively to them? For example, in 2013 the Queen of Brunei gave Mrs. Obama a pair of flower-shaped white gold earrings, with a ring and necklace of diamonds and yellow sapphires.
The gift was valued at $71,468. But as grateful as Mrs. Obama was to receive it, she knew that she couldn’t keep it.
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