Prince William & Kate Middleton Receive Their First Gift for the New Baby

Kate Middleton, Prince William
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It's only been a couple of weeks since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced they were expecting another baby, but this little boy or girl has already received his or her first gift!


According to Hello!, the Duke of Cambridge made a visit to the Spitalfields Crypt Trust this week, and was gifted three wooden owls -- one for each of his children. Just because Prince George and Princess Charlotte's little sibling hasn't been born yet doesn't mean he or she doesn't count!

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The owls were made by Restoration Station, which supports people recovering from addiction. They help addicts get clean and sober, and help instill a sense of self-respect and hope. The first project completed by inductees to the programs is to make a wooden owl.

Restoration Station manager Rhys Pritchard told Prince William of the gifts, "One for each, because we don't want any arguments." Will replied, "Thanks very much. Yes, we don't want arguments," and added that the owls were "very nice."

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Sheona Alexander, the director of services for SCT, told Hello!, "We thought it would be nice to give three owls, so a) there was no fighting amongst the kids! And b) it follows a whole story for someone from the very start of their journey to then becoming a trainee within Restoration Station."

Given that Kate and Will have made helping people -- especially young people -- recover from addiction or other forms of mental illness one of their key platforms, this is an especially meaningful gesture.

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