Jacinda Ardern reveals what New Zealand will be sending new royal baby

The new royal baby is already being showered with presents, including from New Zealand.

Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy overnight.

A collection of New Zealand childrens' books and a blanket made of New Zealand wool will be sent to the baby, Ms Ardern told The AM Show.

The Prime Minister also added a personal gift.

"I've had a family member of mine whip together a personal gift... a white linen romper with a Buzzy Bee lining on it."

Ms Ardern revealed the mastermind behind the romper is her sister-in-law,

"She's an excellent sewer."

She said a note will be added to indicate the personal nature of the gift.

The selection of children's books were chosen by author Kate De Goldi:

  • My New Zealand ABC Book; learn the alphabet with art and objects from Te Papa; text by James Brown
  • My New Zealand 123 Book; learn counting with the art and objects from Te Papa; text by James Brown
  • My New Zealand Colours Book; learning colours with the art and objects from Te Papa; text by James Brown
  • Nga Ahua-Shapes by Kitty Brown & Kirsten Parkinson
  • The Word Witch by Margaret Mahy; illustrated by David Elliott
  • The Fish of Maui by Peter Gossage
  • Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd
  • Bad Dog, Flash! by Ruth Paul
  • The Longest Breakfast by Jenny Bornholdt; illustrated by Sarah Wilkins
  • The House that Jack Built by Gavin Bishop
  • The Duck in the Gun by Joy Cowley; illustrated by Robyn Belton
  • Kiss, Kiss, Yuck, Yuck by Kyle Mewburn; illustrated by Ali Teo & John O’Reilly
  • The Kuia and the Spider by Patricia Grace; illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa
  • Talia by Catherine Hannken; illustrated by Trish Bowles
  • So Many Wonderfuls by Tina Matthews

As to if she herself will receive a present from the royals, the Prime Minister laughed and said she wasn't expecting anything.

The name of the royal baby is yet to be revealed.


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