Prince George, eldest child of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, lives a fabulous life. When your great grandmother is the queen of England, your dad is a prince, and you’re third in line to inherit the throne and rule one day, gifts go to a whole other level. Ahead of Prince George’s first birthday in 2014, the often down-to-earth Prince William reportedly asked the public, including close friends and family, not to send him anything, according to The Telegraph . Despite his father’s insistence, little George still received plenty of presents. He got a whopping 706 from overseas trips in 2014 alone, according to Buckingham Palace. That’s more than his parents combined, more than his grandfather Prince Charles and more even than Queen Elizabeth received! Include presents sent within Britain, and George is said to have got more than 1,000 gifts in that one year alone. As Prince George turns eight on July 22, STYLE takes a look back at the most lavish and rarest gifts he has received over the years. 5 royal baby protocols and traditions – but who broke the rules? A toy SUV from Prince Harry Finding Freedom , a biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, revealed that when Harry was still living in a Kensington Palace flat nearby Prince William and Kate Middleton, he gifted Prince George an electronic SUV toy car, which can cost up to US$2,000, for his fourth birthday in 2017. He also bought a tricycle for Charlotte in the same year. The pregnancy rule book: 10 protocols that expecting royal mums follow A lapis lazuli orb from Pope Francis When Pope Francis met Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip for the first time during a visit to the Vatican, he presented her with a lapis lazuli orb for her great- grandson and heir, Prince George. The orb bears the cross of Edward the Confessor, an eleventh-century king who was venerated as a saint, and an inscription: “From Pope Francis to Prince George of Cambridge.” On receiving the gift, the queen joked that “George will be thrilled by that – when he’s a little older,” the Associated Press reported. 6 British royals who write: which of these titled authors have you read? Memorabilia from former President Barack Obama In 2014, for Prince George’s first birthday, former President Barack Obama sent three gifts: a handmade rocking horse with a presidential seal, a polo mallet with a head made from an oak tree that stood in the White House garden, and a blue alpaca blanket. According to ABC News, the items were showcased for eight weeks in an exhibition entitled “Royal Childhood” at Buckingham Palace. Royal flashback: the Princess Anne kidnapping attempt that rocked the Palace An 18k white gold bracelet When Prince George was born, Prince William and Kate were inundated with gifts from all over the world. One gift stood out especially: British jeweller Theo Fennell, whose clients include the Beckhams, Elton John and Madonna, was commissioned by rash cream brand Sudocrem to design an 18k white gold bracelet worth HK$107,000 to mark their 80th anniversary. It was gifted to the royals and then auctioned off, with the proceeds going to charity. Power dressing for the palace: what first ladies wore to meet the queen A private jet birthday card Hangar8 went over the top with their birthday greeting for Prince George in 2014. The aviation company sent him a birthday card picturing their Bombardier Challenger jet that had been repainted with the greeting, “Happy birthday Prince George”. Andrew Winch Designs, a British studio which specialises in transport, was responsible for the plane’s transformation. Corporate Jet Investor estimates that the plane’s makeover cost US$165,000. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .