The Finnish social security service, Kela, has come up with a bizarre present to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a box of condoms, to mark the birth of the royal baby.
Also in the baby box were a snowsuit, leggings, colourful romper suits, a hooded bath towel, hairbrush, nappy cream and a teething toy.
AdvertisementOther items included bra pads, a picture book and muslin squares to help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cope with the initial few weeks with their first child.
The contents came in a package that is intended to double up as a crib.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said that they were delighted to receive the kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government.
He added that it was a thoughtful gesture and the Duke and Duchess would surely be interested to see the contents.
The baby box is given to all expectant mothers in Finland as a starter kit and is credited with keeping infant mortality rates low in the country.