Queen Elizabeth II puts her gifts on display
Gifts exchanged between African countries, and the UK's Queen Elizabeth II are on display in a major exhibition in London. 
The Royal Gifts exhibit opens at Buckingham Palace on Saturday and will run until October. 
Presents from Africa form a large part of the exhibits collected during the Queen's 65-year reign. 
The show reflects a real moment of the Queen’s 65 years of state visits, overseas tours and engagements at home and abroad. In that time she has received and given thousands of gifts.
Africa is at the center of this exhibition, reflecting the Queen's role as head of the Commonwealth and her visits to the continent.
With so many presents received from host countries, dignitaries and heads of state, the exhibition also triggers fond recollections for the Queen.
"She approved all of the objects that have gone into it. I think some of the key objects that resonated with her were those where she can remember receiving them. Remember being in that place, perhaps what the weather was like that day,” said the exhibition curator Sally Goodsir. 
“The Ugandan gift which came from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda in 2007, she obviously can remember that meeting, and I think it's adorable to have those kinds of memories,” said Goodsir.