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

By Tony Jones

Published 04/07/2013

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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