Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth was given the "honorary" ownership of a baby llama during her Diamond Jubilee year.

The 86-year-old monarch celebrated sixty years on the throne in 2012 and Buckingham Palace has revealed a number of strange, unofficial gifts sent to mark the occasion.

As well as the llama, she also 'adopted' a baby Asian elephant, and received a tea cosy depicting the queen and her Corgi dogs.

Other unsolicited presents included 19 tea towels, nine jigsaws, 436 books, 78 portraits of the monarch and 81 pieces of embroidery or knitting.

Buckingham Palace also publishes a list of officials gifts the royal family are given each year.

During a state visit, the Amir of Kuwait gave the queen a jewellery set which featured a necklace, earrings, a ring and a bangle.

The same trip saw her husband Prince Philip presented with a golden sword in a leather box, while gifts for other members of the family included caviar and two sets of golf clubs.