Royal Baby, Prince William, Kate Middleton


Canada has decided how they are going to honor the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child!

In Toronto, the famous CN Tower will be lit up to welcome the newborn on the evening that he or she arrives. The building will be decorated with either a solid pink or blue light for up to eight minutes.

Also, Niagara Falls will be getting a similar pink or blue hue, according to Hello! Canada.

The highly anticipated arrival of the royal baby has quickly become a worldwide event, with everyone waiting with bated breath for the bundle of joy.

A few other countries have jumped on board the royal baby bandwagon, including Finland and Australia.

The Finnish government sent the soon-to-be parents what is known as a Finnish baby box, a cardboard box full of goodies that, when empty, doubles as a sleeping vessel. The care package, doled out to all expectant mothers in Finland, has been widely credited with reducing infant mortality rates and has become a hot item for families-in-the-know all over the world.

Whether or not the child who's third in line to the British throne ever actually spends a night in the box, mum and dad have graciously accepted the gift. 

"We were delighted to receive the very kind gift of the maternity package from the Finnish government. It was a very thoughtful gesture and we're very grateful for it," a Kensington Palace spokesman told the BBC.

"I'm sure the duke and duchess will be very interested to see the contents."

And what is in a Finnish baby box? Let's just say, moms in Finland get hooked up

The functioning crib contains a mattress, mattress cover, undersheet, sleeping bag, duvet cover and blanket; a range of clothing, from a snowsuit, hat and mittens to light rompers and leggings in unisex colors and patterns; grooming items including a hooded towel, nail scissors, a toothbrush, a bath thermometer, diaper cream and a washcloth; cloth diapers and muslin squares; a picture book and a teething toy; bra pads and, well, condoms.

But that wasn't the most controversial gift that the royal couple received.

The Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, gifted the future Prince or Princess of Cambridge a knitted toy kangaroo.

Gillard appeared in Australian Women's Weekly knitting the toy for the baby, with her dog Reuben sitting patiently by her feet.

The politician has met criticism from local media who have called it "contrived" and out of character for the public figure.

Looks like this baby is getting quite a warm welcome!

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