Wills-Kate given condoms by Finland as maternity gift

Jul 04, 2013, 01:43 IST | Agencies

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been given condoms by the Finnish government as part of a maternity package.

Kate — due to give birth later this month — was sent a package that can double up as a crib also containing bra pads, romper suits, nappy cream and a teething toy.

What’s in the box? Other than the condoms, the maternity gift from the Finnish government includes bra pads, romper suits, nappy cream and a teething toy. Pic/Getty Images

The traditional baby box was a gift from Finland’s social security service Kela, which also sent a snowsuit, a hooded bath towel, a picture book and leggings.

“We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government,” said Kensington Palace.

“It was a very thoughtful gesture and we’re very grateful for it. I’m sure the Duke and Duchess will be very interested to see the contents.”

Kela said it was pleased the maternity package had received ‘such a positive response’.

“The timing was perfect that the royal couple are having a baby,” a spokesperson added.

Kate is due to give birth at the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital -- where William was born 31 years ago -- this month. The baby is set to become third in line to the throne regardless of its gender.

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