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#RoyalBaby Love

May 2, 2015
Royal Baby

It’s a Girl

Congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their new baby girl …. no, I mean it. I’m as happy for them as I am for any couple.

The difference is, of course, they aren’t just any couple and this little girl, less than a day old, is already wealthier than most people could ever dream of due to an accident of birth.

Watching the sycophantic coverage on TV you have to wonder if these people really mean what they say, are being told to say it, or are vying for a gong some time in the future.

Two comments stood out for me. “It’s interesting Kate is wearing yellow” was one. No it’s not. It could be that she didn’t know what sex the baby would be or it could just be that a yellow outfit came to hand as she left. Interesting would have been if she’d worn a Green Party tee shirt or a Sex Pistols ‘God Save The Queen’ one.

Another comment, when they left was “It’s interesting that Kate is holding the baby, last time it was William”. Again, that’s not interesting. One of them has to hold it (and it really isn’t that much of a big deal to see a Dad putting a car seat in).

One thing they said that was interesting was when they mentioned that not everyone is interested in this event. The fact that was even acknowledged seems like step forward to me, although I’m sure it won’t stop the wall to wall coverage we’ll be getting. At least it will only last a few days though because soon the election will take over again. Call me cynical but you have to wonder if the baby ‘had’ to be born before the election because that really would have detracted from it.

Then they went on to talk about succession to the throne. Apparently this princess is now 4th in line which, considering how long Prince Charles has been 1st in line is pretty irrelevant barring an outbreak of terminal royal lurgey.

Now of course, we’ll have all the fuss over the name although the favourite on Twitter seems to be #RoyalBaby – now that really would bring the monarchy into the 21st century. That or Kylie Sprinkledust …

And you can understand the comments about dysfunctional families living off the state producing another child we must support because, well, they are a dysfunctional family living off the state producing another child we must support! I’m often told this doesn’t matter because the royals bring so much income into the country (aren’t I mum?) but let’s say a benefits family graffiti up their local area and the graffiti becomes popular and sought after, like Banksy. If this brought fans in to see the graffiti and generated a local tourist industry, by extension we’d be happy to continue supporting them – no?

So to sum up, on a personal level a great thing for a happy couple but should that happiness be at the expense of the rest of us?