The super-rich Emir of Qatar is on a state visit to Britain.
The Queen presented her guests with signed photos of herself and Prince Philip.
In return, she received an 18-carat gold casket encrusted with diamonds, amethysts and pearls, while Philip’s gift was a statue of a horse on a clock base.
Clearly, the spending cuts are already beginning to bite. I wonder if that gold casket will turn up on Ebay?