What do you give someone expecting a baby who has everything they could possibly need? According to the Finnish government, you give them condoms.
In preparation for their first child, Prince William and his wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, were gifted an unusual present recently by members of the Finnish government. Along with the traditional newborn essentials, such as bath towels, diaper cream and teething toys, the disposable pregnancy prevention tool was also included according to a report from the Mirror.
Despite the unusual gesture, a spokesman for Kensington Palace sound the expecting parents will be delighted to receive word of the present. “It was a very thoughtful gesture and we’re grateful for it. I’m sure the Duke and Duchess will be very interested to see the contents.”
The controversial present, which was presented to the royal family by the Finnish social security service Kela, was gifted in good faith according to the report. “Kela wanted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” said a spokesman for the official. “The maternity package gained such a positive response from all around the world. The time was perfect that the royal couple are having a baby.”
The contents of the package, which also included bra pads, leggings, romper suits, a hairbrush and a box that doubles as an emergency crib, is the same given to all pregnant mothers in Finland. The contents are reportedly considered the reason behind the countries low infant mortality rates.
While Middleton is only eight days away from her July 11 due date, the 31-year-old royal is reportedly nervous but also excited regarding the upcoming birthing process. “She’s full of energy and really rather used to the bump,” a source revealed to US Weekly Wednesday. “Naturally, she is a little nervous about the big day, what new mum wouldn’t be?”