Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam sent the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a big bag of coffee to help them cope with the fatigue caused by sleepless nights caring for their new baby George, the Deputy Prime Minister revealed today.
The Cleggs also gave William and Kate a white cot cover and sheet hand-embroidered by nuns in Miriam's home village in Spain, where the DPM was holidaying at the time of the royal birth last week.
Speaking on his regular Call Clegg phone-in on LBC 97.3 radio, Mr Clegg said: "Miriam and I sent a letter with a gift just yesterday to Kensington Palace.
"The gift comes in two parts. We found a beautiful cot cover and cot sheet which is hand-embroidered in a convent in the village where Miriam comes from in Spain, where I was for a few days a few days ago.
"We have thrown in with the gift a large bag of our favourite coffee, because as parents of young boys we know you need coffee when you are coping with little boys."