03/07/2013 06:06 BST | Updated 03/07/2013 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton Pregnant: Condoms Among Royal Baby Maternity Gifts From Finnish Government

Condoms make up part of the maternity package gifted to the Duchess of Cambridge (file picture)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have received a selection of condoms as part of a maternity gift from the government of Finland.

The prophylactics – perhaps a hint to the Royal couple to take a breather before spawning once more - were included along with a snowsuit, a picture book, romper suits, nappy cream, bedding and bra pads.

The gifts come in a box, which doubles up as a crib and is a starter kit which has been given to expectant mothers in the country for the last 75 years.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace told The Mirror: “We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child this month

“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.”

The “baby box” tradition is designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what their background, an equal start in life, the BBC reports.

The royal baby is believed to be due in mid July, though four parking bays at the private Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital where Kate will give birth have been suspended between 1 - 31 July.

Kate Middleton's pregnancy pose