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This photo taken on Aug. 15, 2012 shows the contents of the Finnish baby box, in Helsinki, Finland. Finland's social security service has given a baby box to Prince William and former Catherine Middleton, who are expecting their first baby in mid-July. The brightly colored cardboard box doubles as a cot, complete with mattress and sheets, and contains numerous baby items including a sleeping bag, jump suits, socks, pants, hats, bonnets and diapers. Maternity packages have been given to expectant mothers in Finland since 1938. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Roni Rekomaa) FINLAND OUT
This photo taken on Aug. 15, 2012 shows the contents of the Finnish baby box, in Helsinki, Finland. Finland's social security service has given a baby box to Prince William and former Catherine Middleton, who are expecting their first baby in mid-July. The brightly colored cardboard box doubles as a cot, complete with mattress and sheets, and contains numerous baby items including a sleeping bag, jump suits, socks, pants, hats, bonnets and diapers. Maternity packages have been given to expectant mothers in Finland since 1938. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Roni Rekomaa) FINLAND OUT
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(AP) A future British king or queen might spend some early hours sleeping in a cardboard box if a maternity package donated by Finland's social security service proves a success.


The Nordic country has given a baby box to Prince William and former Catherine Middleton, who are expecting their first baby in mid-July.


The brightly colored cardboard box doubles as a cot, complete with mattress and sheets, and contains numerous baby items including a sleeping bag, jump suits, socks, pants, hats, bonnets and diapers. Maternity packages have been given to expectant mothers in Finland since 1938.


A spokesperson for the royal couple at Kensington Palace said Wednesday that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "delighted" by their baby box, and that "it was a very thoughtful gesture and we're very grateful for it."


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