Queen Elizabeth follows a strict protocol when receiving gifts: according to the royal code , members of the royal family should not accept presents from British-based businesses, but an exception might be made for a souvenir of an official visit, a wedding gift , or a gift marking other special occasions. The queen might be known for her frugal habits , but she still has an estimated net worth of half a billion dollars covering royal estate assets as well as jewellery , artworks, and furniture pieces. This poses a dilemma: what can world leaders give to a royal who already has everything? Asian royals and political figures have managed to get creative – read on to discover eight treasures they gifted to the queen over the years. Royal fashion inspo: the queen’s iconic looks, updated for 2020 An engraved gong This gilt metal gong, suspended by two black horns on a rectangular base, was presented to the queen by Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman during a lunch at Buckingham Palace in 1995. It is engraved with the Malaysian coat of arms. A model ship Modelled after the treasure ship sailed by Zheng He, a navigator and a diplomat in the Ming dynasty, the Vessel of Friendship was given to the queen by President Xi Jinping during a state visit in 2015. It features a design of a dove, an olive branch, and Chinese symbols of peace and friendship. A gold lacquered box This gold lacquered box, which sports an image of a heron, was created by Meiji and Taisho-era lacquerer Shirayama Shosai. Emperor Showa of Japan sent this to the queen in 1953 as a coronation gift. Revealed: 5 secrets of the queen’s royal wardrobe A textile scale from a dragon costume Hong Kong’s Dragon Dance Committee presented a piece of textile embroidered with gold thread resembling a dragon scale during the queen’s official visit in 1975. A model of Diwan-i-Khas This silver replica of the pavilion Diwan-i-Khas, or Hall of Private Audience, in Delhi’s Red Fort was presented by India Prime Minister Morarji Desai during the queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. A puppet in a wooden case Hamengkubuwono IX, sultan and first governor of Yogyakarta and the vice-president of Indonesia, gave this puppet to the queen during her state visit to Indonesia in 1974. It’s in the traditional Indonesian style of wayang golek . Take a look at all the wild animals Queen Elizabeth received as gifts A cardboard invitation … in gilt metal In 1972, the queen and Prince Philip paid a state visit to Thailand and received a rectangular gilt metal invitation box from the king and queen of Thailand. The exterior of the box was gold-painted metal, and the lid was adorned with the national emblem. The interior, however, was only cardboard. Three marble seals Singapore President Wee Kim Wee gifted a pair of marble seals along with a larger marble seal to the queen during her state visit to Singapore in 1989. A dragon sits atop the two smaller seals, which were intended for personal use by the queen and Prince Philip, while a Chinese guardian lion perches atop the larger seal for the Head of State. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .