Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Finland sends William and Kate 'baby starter kit' containing condoms

Kate Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a received a baby starter kit from Finland's social security agency – that contains condoms.

The agency Kela sent the couple a box containing everything parents need for a new addition to their family.

The free package is offered to all expectant mothers in Finland and includes a large selection of clothes, from romper suits to booties, bedding, cloth nappies and child-care products.

Even the box the items come in can be used as a small cot for the baby – something many parents use.

A spokeswoman for Finland's social security agency said: "Recently, the maternity package has garnered positive interest in the United Kingdom and the package gained such a positive response also from all around the world. The timing was perfect now that the royal couple are having a child."

She also confirmed the package contains condoms, something she described as a necessary item.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government.

"It was a very thoughtful gesture and we're very grateful for it."

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