The couple are given birth control as part of a care package

Kate Middleton and Prince William have been sent a very unusual gift from the Finnish government.

The expectant couple, both 31, were treated to a pack of condoms by the Nordic country’s social security service Kela.

Kate and Wills‘ odd present came as part of a care package, which Kela gives to all new mums as a starter kit in Finland.

The box – which doubles up as a crib – also contains a snowsuit, leggings, romper suits, a hooded towel, a hairbrush, nappy cream and a teething toy.

Other goodies include bra pads for Kate, a picture book and muslin squares.

Kate is due to give birth later this month and plans to deliver her little boy or girl naturally at London’s St Mary’s Hospital, where William was born in 1982.

‘We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government,’ a Kensington Palace spokesman tells the Daily Mirror.

‘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.’

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