to not care at all about the royal baby?

(67 Posts)
lu9months Mon 22-Jul-13 21:05:39

i wish them well as i would any new parents. but really. its a child, as wonderful as any other new baby. i find it obscene the extent to which they are venerated and exalted. sorry. just how i feel.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 22-Jul-13 21:07:20

That's how you feel, so YANBU but like it or not he is a very special baby.

beeny Mon 22-Jul-13 21:07:33

I agree

servingwench Mon 22-Jul-13 21:08:43

YANBU, I don't care! All that you said, but I don't care. There was a spread in the paper a few weeks ago of Kate in her pregnancy outfits...I sadly added up how much they cost...57k...just wrong!

BlingBang Mon 22-Jul-13 21:09:22

Wish them well but other than that, not fussed. Seeing the crowds outside Buck P is just crazy.

MrsPercyPig Mon 22-Jul-13 21:09:36

YABU - it's a momentous day, our future King has just been born!

LaydeeC Mon 22-Jul-13 21:09:55

'a very special baby'
er, don't think so - luck of the birth draw that will allow him a life of unimaginable privilege does not make him any more special than my babies were/are

IDontDoIroning Mon 22-Jul-13 21:10:03

YANBU I agree. It's just opium for the masses and keeps the more depressing news off the headlines.

Doha Mon 22-Jul-13 21:10:03

YANBU agree 100%

kim147 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:10:56

Apparently it's a boy - according to the 6 threads on chat, the newsflash and FB.

Some people are just swept up in the myth and celebrity that is the Royal Family.

Then they'll buy the pushchair, the clothes and copy the name.

WineNot Mon 22-Jul-13 21:11:04

Already been done.

If you don't care, fine... It's not a crime.

But you care enough to start a thread about it...

Most people simply wish them well... It's the media that exalt them. A fact which seems to escape a lot of people.

I dont care either and the FB posts of pictures of her saying 'like if you are proud of our Kate' are getting stupid

There's loads of them.

PictureMeInThese Mon 22-Jul-13 21:11:25

I think its lovely.
I do agree that it will be way over reported and exploited and we'll be sick of hearing about it but I'll try and avoid all that!
But to not care about the baby? No.

kim147 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:12:12

But that King could turn out to be a selfish arrogant prat - and still rule over us.

Because we don't have a choice in our Head of State.

cheerfulweather Mon 22-Jul-13 21:12:13

Yanbu. I've hidden eight threads about the royals far

LaydeeC Mon 22-Jul-13 21:12:22

Doha and IDontDoIroning
yes, wonder what bad news for the disabled and poor will be hidden today

Xihha Mon 22-Jul-13 21:12:46

wait, there's a royal baby? I hadn't noticed

sassytheFIRST Mon 22-Jul-13 21:13:07

Hear hear op.

Lovely for the family. Shouldn't be in the least bit interesting to anyone else.


panem et circenses

FutTheShuckUp Mon 22-Jul-13 21:15:03

YANBU at all grr

BlueStones Mon 22-Jul-13 21:20:26

I agree. They seem like a nice couple, but I really can't get interested in the child of strangers.

Pleased for them, but have no desire to here about as headline news for the next few days.

lu9months Mon 22-Jul-13 21:26:03

'you care enough to start a thread about it' - that's because i am being driven mad by the media, facebook, (mumsnet - whisper it!) etc etc, and it is making me increasingly cross about the inequality everyone seems to accept. i cant help thinking about all the mums giving birth at st marys on the nhs side, and in other nhs hospitals today, hoping there will be enough midwives to give them decent care. and all those mums scraping enough together to get what they need for their new baby. its unbelievable to me that everyone seems so fine with that.

Lovely for them, I wish them well but i am not interested. I was reading on here last week about children who will be hungry this summer because they will not have free school meals and yet the news is full of the new prince born to a life of luxury.

McNewPants2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:28:36

I think it is a lovely, it's nice that the news isn't all doom and gloom.

JumpingJackSprat Mon 22-Jul-13 21:28:55

Royalty is totally outdated. i doubt there will be such a thing by the time he gets anywhere near the throne.

Moxiegirl Mon 22-Jul-13 21:29:34

I don't care and have already deleted a few irritations from fb grin

lu9months Mon 22-Jul-13 21:29:47

absolutely eatyouwithaspoon - just been reading the observer food monthly about a single mum's blog on how she managed to feed her 3 year old son decent meals on £10 a week - because she couldn't bear to keep giving him a single Weetabix mixed with water...i know i am being naïve, but this is 2013 not the middle ages, it doesn't make any sense to me.

TigerSwallowTail Mon 22-Jul-13 21:31:10

serving, 57k? That is just ridiculous.

ilovesooty Mon 22-Jul-13 21:31:50

I have rather mixed feelings about William claiming the paternity pay. I know he's entitled to it, but...

WineNot Mon 22-Jul-13 21:31:53

Unfortunately life isn't fair and inequality will always exist. Personally, I think the Mum's 'at the mercy' of the NHS are the lucky ones. Rather that than give birth in the third world.

If this baby wasn't born, it wouldn't change the fact that some new Mum's experience a shocking lack of care.

Bitch at the media and the hype... but don't forget that that William and Kate would probably far rather do without the circus too as they adjust to being first time parents.

kim147 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:33:55

The monarchy need the press to survive. They need William, Kate and now this baby to survive and the press and the palace PR machine are all in cahoots.

They sell papers and magazines.

WineNot Mon 22-Jul-13 21:35:32

The monarchy absolutely doesn't need the press to survive... The monarchy is a thousand year old institution.

How long has the press been about?

Not a republican, not a royalist, don't care any which way to be honest

katykuns Mon 22-Jul-13 21:38:15

I do kinda care, in the sense that I feel they do deserve some privacy and pity them having the media intrude on every aspect of their personal life. Having a baby is such a personal thing to experience.

kim147 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:38:27

The monarchy changed with the development of the press and especially the modern press.

Look at the Queen was viewed when Diana died. But they adapted and used the press very effectively.

Freudianslap Mon 22-Jul-13 21:39:03

I don't care either. My only concern is that they don't pick the same name as I have chosen for my baby (due in sept)...


filee777 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:39:25

I hope they call him dexter or Tyler smile

lottieandmia Mon 22-Jul-13 21:41:14

YANBU - I don't know them and they have no clue who I am - they are strangers to me. I wish them well as anyone who has a baby but that's it.

The royals bore me - the whole concept of the monarchy makes little sense to me and I just don't get people saying stuff about them as if they know them personally. <shrugs>

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 22-Jul-13 21:45:20

Living in a country that is history-poor compared to the UK, I think you are being U and a bit of a misery. It would be terribly sad if there was no longer a monarchy sad. This is an historic and joyful occasion crown.

McNewPants2013 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:47:58

didn't even notice a new Smiley crown

servingwench Mon 22-Jul-13 21:50:02

Yes Tiger 57K and that was about 20 outfits! She's never done a days work...and no I don't count shaking people's hands and waving as work!

kim147 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:50:31

Why - I cannot think of one reason why someone should be born to reign over us.

It's that simple for me. If we need a Head of State, let's have one who we have a say in. It does not need to be a political position.

We have absolutely no say - we have been lucky with the Queen but what about others. Charles seems very political.

spotscotch Mon 22-Jul-13 21:52:35

What an odd thing to be negative about sad

Off with their heads! grin

LadyBryan Mon 22-Jul-13 21:53:47

YANBU to feel that way.

I'm thrilled about it though. I adore history and we're living through it today. Fabulous.

kim147 Mon 22-Jul-13 21:53:52

spotscotch You mean all this sycophantic outpouring?

Yes - we should all shut up and celebrate instead.

misterioso Mon 22-Jul-13 21:55:01


To some it is good news, because they like to be unrealistically optimistic when there is so much gloom, it gives them focus.
It can get on your nerves though when there is far more important stuff going on.

YABU though if you go on a happy thread and piss on their chips. Not suggesting you have done this and neither did I.
Just try and avoid as best you can

WineNot Mon 22-Jul-13 21:55:11



allaflutter Mon 22-Jul-13 21:59:28

he's a future King, but so is Will and Charles - are they particularly special? I think they aer both nice, but nothing beyond that. Lokking to the past, most monarchs in the 20th cen were not anything special, possibly the Queen an exception just by her longevity and all the work she's done. These days, a monarch has to prove themselves to be special/intelligent, otherwise they aer a laighing stock - imagine that Prince Andrew could have been a King [shudders]

allaflutter Mon 22-Jul-13 22:03:24

OP, I agree, first that it should NOT be the first news on each programme today, especially pre-birth, secondly that in the face of struggling Mums, going on about the baby shower that gave them milllions worth of presents (wtf) is just wrong.

janesaysl Mon 22-Jul-13 22:06:51

YANBU it's ridiculous!

Caoilainn Mon 22-Jul-13 22:07:21

YANBU! I usually watch Sky News every morning, enjoy the news, paper review, brush my teeth during the sport.
Today as soon as they had the royal baby stuff, the real news stopped!

I would like a range of information covering the whole world, UK obviously first, but not the rest dominantly the US!

Is nice they are having a baby but seriously let's have some perspective!

Lots of the population have babies, however weight & sex tend to be enough.
Also don't care about the name, I'm sure it's will be nice for the parents whether its Apple or George!

spotscotch Mon 22-Jul-13 22:08:20

Well no, if you want to find negativity in such an event, then of course that is your prerogative. I just prefer to see the happy side of things.

of course I realise that makes me nothing more than yet another naive member of the proles, but hey, at least it gives me something to focus on

Bowlersarm Mon 22-Jul-13 22:09:43



Fairdene Mon 22-Jul-13 22:12:33

Perfectly reasonable OP. I very much doubt this is a future monarch, given that the old loyal wartime generation are dying out and younger people are far more dubious about the lack of work ethic or mystique demonstrated by the junior royals. The royal line has become incredibly indirect to any big name and that mystique isn't helped by Kate and the Middletons. I doubt the monarchy will survive much beyond the life of the Queen.

feelokaboutit Mon 22-Jul-13 22:26:39


lu9months I couldn't agree more. I gave birth to my ds (now 11) at St. Mary's and it was not a great experience. (Am going to sound bitter now grin but I should add that I had two lovely births with my dds - not at St. Mary's but at two different birth centres). I arrived 10 cms dilated on my hands and knees but because this was my first baby, the midwives (on reception) gave each other a look as if to say I was mad... Ds was then born on a bed in one of the "unrefurbished" rooms which when the back was pulled up for me to have stitches, revealed an underlayer covered in mouldy blood (so h informs me as I was not in a state to look!). While still in the delivery room (after ds had been born), someone came in to fix the tap. Another person wanted to fix the light on the ceiling but I asked him to come back when the room was empty. I bet Kate, on the other hand, is having her every whim catered for and is being treated with the utmost politeness and respect, in a room so clean you could eat off the floor.

So again OP - YANBU. And 57K for maternity outfits is an insult to everyone struggling just to get through the month sad.

servingwench Mon 22-Jul-13 22:30:54

That's about 20 about a months worth! That's my salary for 2 years!

lu9months Mon 22-Jul-13 22:32:19

he's claiming PATERNITY PAY??! surely not. god almighty.

feelokaboutit Mon 22-Jul-13 22:37:02

Sorry - lu9months - I didn't realise that you are the OP blush

feelokaboutit Mon 22-Jul-13 22:40:01

serving - I wonder what the annual clothes budget is for the entire royal family (granparents downwards)??

feelokaboutit Mon 22-Jul-13 22:40:31


Brices Mon 22-Jul-13 22:41:41

People are sheep though? To be expected.
I will be mortified if they choose my baby's name. No precedent but the fear is real

lu9months Tue 23-Jul-13 12:45:24

like this:

BREAKING NEWS: Woman Gives Birth To Baby
A married woman of childbearing age has given birth to a baby boy. The event followed nine months of pregnancy.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Tue 23-Jul-13 13:20:56

wait, there's a royal baby? I hadn't noticed Mn have one too, check out the crown on the baby in our logo grin

Lazyjaney Tue 23-Jul-13 13:27:31

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