It may seem crass and even rude to gift condoms to an expectant mother, let alone to pregnant Kate Middleton, who is expecting her royal baby any day now. We’ve actually thought of a few better options for a maternity gift for Kate, but the crown’s gift from their Scandinavian neighbors was actually a token of Finnish tradition.
Condoms are a part of a traditional maternity box given to expectant mothers by the Finnish government. Kate Middleton has reportedly received the cardboard box — which many Finnish mothers choose to use as their baby’s first crib — full of nursing pads, diaper cream, a hooded bath towel, a picture book, and some condoms, among other goodies.
We’re sure Kate won’t be needing the makeshift bed as she already has her nurseries — yes, plural! — ready for the regal baby, but it would still be a cute gesture to place the little nugget inside, if only for a quick snapshot for the royal picture book!