To be excited by the Royal Birth

(217 Posts)
RazzleDazzleEm Thu 20-Jun-13 17:32:30

I just love the pomp and ceremony of it, and the added extra that the commoner Middleton s have by fluke such a starring role.

Its so silly but also something lovely happening in the world when so much misery comes out of the news every single day.

I wouldn't be so excited if it was another royal but the fact Kate is a commoner...I don't know...I just love this angle! Also I feel so happy for William who had a decimated family that now he will be able to make his own family.

Sparklingbrook Thu 20-Jun-13 17:34:24

I think meh. But if you are excited then that's ok. You go and buy a tea towel and a commemorative mug. smile

Sparklymommy Thu 20-Jun-13 17:36:32

I am pleased for the whole family!

RazzleDazzleEm Thu 20-Jun-13 17:38:50

I wouldn't go so far as to buy the mug I don't think....however it would be nice for the DC's wouldn't it...

In fact if its a boy, it may marry my DD one day and the mug would be good omen...grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 20-Jun-13 17:39:36

I think a mug would be a good idea. grin

usualsuspect Thu 20-Jun-13 17:42:45

I'm a bit meh too,but whatever floats your boat.

TheRealFellatio Thu 20-Jun-13 17:43:06

YANBU at all. It will form part of our country's history and although I am not a Royalist particularly I think they both seem like lovely people and they, and their baby are good for UK morale right now. I am very happy for them and a little bit excited too.

I will never be one of those mad people that follows the Royals around and claps at them though.

CloudsAndTrees Thu 20-Jun-13 17:43:29

I'm excited too, and Ill happily buy the tea towel!

Will they have a day where they take the baby onto the balcony at Buckingham palace so we can all wave flags?

xigris Thu 20-Jun-13 17:44:26

It's always exciting when a baby's born. As far as royalty? Meh!

usualsuspect Thu 20-Jun-13 17:44:49

As long as they don't dangle the baby Michael Jackson style over the balcony.

SoupDragon Thu 20-Jun-13 17:45:41

Now they have changed the laws on succession, I'm so hoping it's a girl.

HollyBerryBush Thu 20-Jun-13 17:46:38

I like a feel good story and this is one.

Dina was a commoner, as was the QM - hardly a new event in the blood line - there aren't enough unrelated princesses to go round Europe these days. Look at Albert of Monaco - he had to marry a South African Swimmer, and some crown princess of somewhere I forget just married an Argentine Banker.

At least we retain a semblance of class rather s'leb culture.

)))foreign royals((( all bicycle monarchy - wheeled out and wheeled away again

FirstStopCafe Thu 20-Jun-13 17:48:00

YANBU. I love it!

usualsuspect Thu 20-Jun-13 17:48:07

I'm not looking forward to the million threads loving or hating the babies name on MN though.

miffybun73 Thu 20-Jun-13 17:48:20

I'm just interested in what the baby will be called.

What people name their children really fascinates me.

cardibach Thu 20-Jun-13 17:49:05

It is how you feel, it can't BU or NBU!
However, I don't get it. I don't understand why it is 'nicer' news than any baby you actually know (well, know the parent of) getting born, or how it will cheer anything up. How has William's family been 'decimated'? His mum died, and that is very sad but not unique. His dad seems to have done a reasonable job, with extended family and step mum, of bringing him up.
However, I do agree it will be nice if it is a girl so the new law gets an outing!

HollyBerryBush Thu 20-Jun-13 17:49:39

Well you can be sure it wont be called Kai, Klay, Tyson, Kay-leigh, Chantelle or Jade

Flobbadobs Thu 20-Jun-13 17:50:39

Defintely a feel good story and it's always nice when a baby is born. Of course there is always the excuse for another summer street party! (Which apparently our particular street will turn out for in rain, hail, 6ft snowdrifts, any weather as long as there is cake and music grin)
Am another one hoping for a girl..

fuzzywuzzy Thu 20-Jun-13 17:50:56

Do we get a bank holiday out of it?

sassytheFIRST Thu 20-Jun-13 17:51:46

I think it's all cack actually. Baby being born obv nice news. Who the parents are - totally irrelevant to me.

But I do think trotting out the Diana/Queen ma were commoners line is a wee bit misleading. They may not have been actually royal (though certainly distantly related) but they were aristos of the first class - Diana was born in Blenheim Palace and the QM in Glamis castle (mentioned in Macbeth). Hardly middle class/non U.

usualsuspect Thu 20-Jun-13 17:51:53

It's bound to have a MN approved name.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 20-Jun-13 17:54:38

I want to know as she's having a vaginal birth will she have a midwife?

I've read the Royal gynaecologist will "deliver" her - so a consultant. I just can't imagine a consultant been very up to speed with encouragement, support, etc through a possible 15/17 hour labour?

Maybe Carole will do all of that along with Wills.

curlew Thu 20-Jun-13 17:56:28

I think it would be good if The Lord Chancellor had to be present like in the good old days.

MortifiedAdams Thu 20-Jun-13 17:59:31

Holly Diana wasnt a commoner, she was a Lady, long before she hooked up.with Charles.

Im.considering sending a little gift from my toddler dd - not fussed if they keep.it or donate it to charity, but im assuming the palace will send out responses so it would be nice for.dd to keep (I know they did that woth wedding gifts).

sassytheFIRST Thu 20-Jun-13 17:59:38

Yy good call curl - a room full of old men ensuring that no one smuggles a cushion out and a baby in tucked away inside a warming pan grin

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