Not interested in the royal baby? You're cold and uncaring

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Or so I was told by a friend this morning. I was bemoaning the seemingly endless media coverage and the fact that real news stories are barely being touched on.

When I said that I have no interest in the baby and couldn't care less about it (beyond hoping that mother and baby are healthy, as I do for all births) she accused me of being cold, unfeeling and uncaring, saying that she would never say she "couldn't care less" about anyone, whether she knew them or not and that the royal baby is special and everyone should celebrate its birth.

Is she overreacting or am I BU and a heartless cow?

CMT346 Tue 23-Jul-13 02:20:59

I'm with you, I wish them well like I would any new parent but I don't care about them beyond that. Personally I think it a bit odd that people have reactions to the life events of strangers that are of a similar intensity to comparable ones of people they know and / or love. As a republican I'm often astounded at the presumption that I should celebrate events such as this.

2blessed Mon 22-Jul-13 23:47:52

YANBU. Baby born, all well, the rest of the world can move on.

perfectstorm Mon 22-Jul-13 23:37:34

It's definitely overkill! It's my dd's 1st birthday today and all attention should be on her instead

Happy birthday to your DD!

OP, you pay for the royal family. Isn't that enough by way of contribution? Is forlock-tugging obligatory, too? confused

I dunno. I wish them well, I wish all new parents (actually, all people) well, but I am so fed up with the news right now. So no, YANBU, because if you are, so am I, and that's clearly an impossibility. ;)

ComposHat Mon 22-Jul-13 23:33:44

Yes I suspect granddad Charles will make such an unholy fuckup of the job that by the time an aged bald and paunchy William gets a shot at the main gig that enthusiasm for the monarchy will have ebbed away.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LookingForwardToMarch Mon 22-Jul-13 23:24:05

Ahhh Solid...that would be just lovely grin

This baby may not be Our Head Of State. It's reasonably likely that, by the time the current one drops dead, there will be enough of a groundswell of opinion to dump the whole family and become a republic. No need to execute them or anything, just let them sod off to their country houses and stay there.

YouTheCat Mon 22-Jul-13 22:54:52

That also makes me hmm

Grr, what makes my blood boil is the fb updates I have seen..'wills and Kate, congrats on your baby boy'. THEY ARENT ON YOUR FRIEND LIST YOU MORON...

YouTheCat Mon 22-Jul-13 22:25:19

I just want them to name him Kensington Tyler Helsinki Windsor, to piss Katie Hopkins off and so he doesn't end up being invited on playdates. grin

FutTheShuckUp Mon 22-Jul-13 22:22:22

Its my birthday today, instead of happy birthday having a nice day everyone I know is gushing over an unknown baby. But it doesnt matter cause im too old for birthdays...

mumofthemonsters808 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:41:07

The madness has begun, Cameron will be rubbing his hands, a good news story to distract the paupers from having no food. Facebook congratulations from people who have never met the couple why ?

Who are these knob heads stood outside Buckingham Palace ?.Why would you do that ?.

Makes my blood boil, going to make no further comment and refrain from TV and newspapers forever.

OP, are you me? smile

strawberryswing Mon 22-Jul-13 21:35:25

It's definitely overkill! It's my dd's 1st birthday today and all attention should be on her instead grin

I wish her and baby well, as I would any other person, but apart from that I'm just not bothered. If that makes me cold then so be it smile

'Like if you are proud of our Kate'

She ain't my Kate and she ain't your Kate!

JakeBullet Mon 22-Jul-13 21:25:05

Yeah, have to admit it is becoming overkill now.i am pleased for them, they seem fairly "normal" but don't need any more company logos coming up with smarmy congrats al over the place.

Fuck off Jake


Fb is annoying me now!

JakeBullet Mon 22-Jul-13 20:56:14


Now feel free to tell me to "fuck off". grin wink

josephinebruce Mon 22-Jul-13 19:07:13

What do you want them to do? Rule us? Personally, however much I hate and despise our present govt, at least we voted them in.

Well not vote as much as allowed them to take office.

But would prefer David Cameron to bloody Prince Charles who is trying to get the bankrupt NHS to PAY for homeopathy!!! WTF planet does that man live on?

AntlersInAllOfMyDecorating Mon 22-Jul-13 18:31:08

500 years ago our (future) queens were mainly symbolic figures required largely to stay silent, dress well and give birth...

I have nothing against Kate or the royal baby, I wish them well... it disappoints however, that this is still largely the case in the 21st Century.

josephinebruce Mon 22-Jul-13 17:56:08

Ha ha me too!!! Lost count of the amount of times I've been told "you wouldn't understand, you don't have children."

Thanks onestep thing that bugs me is its not him and her (I can just about cope with another pregnancy) it's the flaming media.
josephine thinking of you too. Tell anyone who says your jealous to fuck off. Infertility has been a learning curve about friendships for me!

josephinebruce Mon 22-Jul-13 15:36:33

Made even more painful by the fact that the Jubilee was over in a few days. We're going to be stuck with hearing about this kid (and the others that will inevitably follow) forever.......

mumofthemonsters808 Mon 22-Jul-13 15:33:56

No interest whatsoever , I hope they impose a reporting ban so that every aspect of this child's life does not fill my newspaper day in and day out. I will not be watching the news for several weeks because this first woman to have a baby story will dominate. The jubilee was bad enough but the next few weeks will be painful. If that makes me cold hearted so be it.

ishchel Mon 22-Jul-13 15:32:08

"Bread and Circuses" (from Latin: panem et circenses). A palliative to distract the masses from things that matter. Though I wish them like every new set of parents, the best.

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