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To want to throw up a little bit (Prince William comment)

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fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 06:49:03

Just seen a clip on BBC breakfast of a speech given by Prince W, last night somewhere i presume, about how he and Kate are to be forgiven for nervously keeping an eye on their mobiles during the evening; George left at home.

Simpering laughter all round

I'm not anti-royal - bit on the fence - but this made me <vom>.

Over egging the 'ordinary man' pudding IMO. We're not stupid. I know it was light hearted, but come on. Like one of the staff would ring William's mobile mid-speech to say 'oi, Will, where d'y'keep the nappies mate?' FFS. They haven't left him with the teenager from next door!

(Plus i'm now going to have to listen to my mother simpering about did i see how 'Our William' had his mobile on ready in case the baby woke up) hmm

It's early. I'm grumpy.

elcranko Fri 13-Sep-13 07:39:14

I still worry and check my phone a lot when I leave my DD.

I also remember, in the first few months especially, that when I wasn't with her all I seemed to do was talk ABOUT her smile

Plus W&K clearly know how much interest the public have in their baby so it would have been more odd had they not mentioned him at all IMO.

burberryqueen Fri 13-Sep-13 07:40:42

did it make you want to 'vomit in your mouth a little bit'?grin

ChunkyPickle Fri 13-Sep-13 07:41:18

Oh, contrived to have it in the speech.. well, he has to say something, and it's good to get a bit of a joke/interaction in the speech and that was both an apology if they seem distracted, a way to get a reaction from the audience, and a way to humanize them both - which are all things that make a good speech.

It's not like speeches are generally off the cuff, they're all contrived.

insancerre Fri 13-Sep-13 07:42:09

YABU
I found the clip very touching- I went all 'aahhh' and i am the least sentimental non-royalist ever

littlemisswise Fri 13-Sep-13 07:44:48

I get what you are saying Fluffy and I agree with you.

Forgive me if I am wrong, but did the not "go out" t'other week to something on Anglesey? IIRC Kate made a comment that day about him being with Granny and being "sleeping at the moment". So it is not the first time they have left him.

Yonionekanobe Fri 13-Sep-13 07:47:35

Frankly he's got bugger all else to talk about.

TartanRug Fri 13-Sep-13 07:56:09

YABU. I didn't find it contrived or obvious, I didn't find it anything really. I suppose he felt he wanted to make reference to his new son in some way like anyone else would.

SPBisResisting Fri 13-Sep-13 08:01:06

ooopooohhh fluffy you're pregnant? Did I miss that or have I congratulated you already (don't think so)

Congratulations grin

Am pmsl at 'oi, Will, where d'y'keep the nappies mate?'
at which point would he reply "errrrm...not sure, the wife deals with all that stuff. I'll just put her on"

SPBisResisting Fri 13-Sep-13 08:01:38

the poo in that first word was completely accidental
Though quite apt

Sirzy Fri 13-Sep-13 08:01:43

Littlemiss - he was probably somewhere nearby that day.

It would seem like basically the OP is saying they aren't allowed to talk about being parents, or their son?

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 08:02:17

No doubt it will be in the Press and just added to the spin around this family to make them look normal and lovely.

God forbid he should ever say anything controversial or get asked any hard questions by the media.

melika Fri 13-Sep-13 08:02:35

YANBU for all the reasons mentioned about who he is being left with.

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 08:05:07

And why is this news anyway?

Because we're all supposed to be hanging on every word he says confused

They're not the first people to become parents - you'd have thought they were given the sycophancy the media show over them.

littlemisswise Fri 13-Sep-13 08:07:05

They left him at home with Granny Sirzy.

I wonder whether they've left long lists of the bleeding obvious? I did for my mother who had er managed to raise babies herself

Sirzy Fri 13-Sep-13 08:10:57

Fair enough but given how small Anglesey is they were hardly a long way away!

Either way I don't understand why they are getting stick for something normal for all parents.

Merrylegs Fri 13-Sep-13 08:16:19

I get where you are coming from OP.

Actually, I think given William's history and distrust of the press vis a vis his mother, he would probably love nothing better than to stfu about his baby and protect it from the public as much as possble. But he knows he has to give us a little bit - that's what everyone is interested in after all, so his tidbits are carefully controlled. Cultivating an image of man of the people, 'ordinary family' might in the long term take some of the mystique away from the kid. Remember the outrage when Kate was papped on honeymoon? 'Poor girl' 'one of us' blah blah. Diana was fair game to be papped because she had morphed into this glamorous socialite.

LazyGaga Fri 13-Sep-13 08:19:49

Because we are likely have it drummed into us that they're just 'ordinary parents' like all of us (simper simper) when it's patently obvious they're not.

It sticks in the craw like the way 'We're all in this [recession] together' with multi millionaire Tories did too.

Merrylegs Fri 13-Sep-13 08:20:45

(Ah, basically wot sparkles said. Teach me to RTT. Soz)

thebody Fri 13-Sep-13 08:21:08

totally agree op. vom.

LazyGaga Fri 13-Sep-13 08:21:16

That was in response to Sirzy.

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 08:21:31

"But he knows he has to give us a little bit - that's what everyone is interested in after all, so his tidbits are carefully controlled."

That's what the media have convinced us. Personally I couldn't care less about seeing pictures or hearing about the baby and how they are parenting him.

GrandstandingBlueTit Fri 13-Sep-13 08:23:24

Am I remembering incorrectly, or were William and Harry themselves not even packed off to boarding school?

kim147 Fri 13-Sep-13 08:23:58

"Let's feed the media some information about George. A few pictures and a little insight into how we are really ordinary parents. That means they'll get off our back and we can continue to lead our privileged lifestyle attending all these celebrity functions and the media will still love us".

LazyGaga Fri 13-Sep-13 08:24:02

Eton was it not?

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