Australian citizens may ask for an unusual gift from Queen Elizabeth II as the country’s head of state. However, British nationals ought to pay for this item.

Joe Gamp, a journalist for Express, said that Australians are allowed to ask the Queen for her official portrait as part of the Parliamentary Entities Act of 1990. The act states that Australians can receive nationhood materials, which includes recordings of the National Anthem, a booklet explaining Australia’s flag, and a book a covering the country’s national symbol.

The constituents’ request program also entitles citizens of Australia to have portraits of Her Majesty and Prince Philip. Those who wish to request for the photos need to send an email to their federal MP. The photo of the Queen shows her wearing an Australian coat of arms label pin and a brooch.

In Canada, the Queen’s exact same portrait may be downloaded. But in the United Kingdom, citizens need to purchase it. It is only free in Australia because it is considered as an educational material that is part of the country’s rich history.

MP Rebekha Sharkie revealed that they have received over 25 requests of the Queen’s portrait within the last 12 hours after it was announced that Australians have the right to keep a copy of it.

Tim Watts, an MP in Victoria, said, “I do find this to be comfortably the dumbest part of my job. But be warned youth of Gellibrand: if you request a portrait of Liz, there’s nothing stopping me from sending you some other material in the parcel.”

In 2012, MP Bob Brown said, “If there is extra money available, I suggest that it goes to ensuring that Indigenous people in Australia who are being deprived of their first languages be given an education in their first languages and that we stop some first languages going to extinction in this country. I think that might have high priority. However, if there are members opposite who cannot find a picture of Her Majesty, I would be happy to provide them with one.”