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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.

RazzleDazzleEm Thu 20-Jun-13 23:37:04

I wonder if Pip will 'write' another book after the birth?

Oh gawd......your right she will!

I wonder what the title will be

" How to be the perfect birthing partner"

"Bringing Baby into the world the Middle way"

RazzleDazzleEm Thu 20-Jun-13 23:38:35

Pips Guide to Popping Baby Out....

Doodledumdums Thu 20-Jun-13 23:41:46

kim147- I hope not! It wouldn't be great for the economy if they were a distant memory! Plus it would change the face of the country IMO. I like them, but each to their own! smile

RazzleDazzleEm Thu 20-Jun-13 23:45:34

something shorter

Pips Guide to Popping Progeny

apostropheuse Thu 20-Jun-13 23:46:17

I'm not in the least bit excited about it. I cannot abide the whole monarchy thing and would love it to be abolished to make way for a republic.

Besides, why on earth would I get excited about a baby being born to someone I don't even know? That's just bizarre.

All of that being said, I hope their baby is born healthy and happy and that they all have a lovely family life together. I've nothing against them personally.

Their baby is no different to any other baby being born.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 20-Jun-13 23:49:04

I'm quite excited, but then if I had stalked Wills when he was in St Andrews as every fibre of my being told me I bloody well could have been me, even though I am old enough to be his much, much older big sister.

I thought she was going to stay with her parents for the weeks following the birth? I love that idea [smiel]

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Thu 20-Jun-13 23:49:34

Whether you like them or loathe them it is short sighted to hope that the Monarchy doesn't exist by the time this little one is grown. Do you have any idea of how much money they bring into this country?? Clearly not grin

LackaDAISYcal Thu 20-Jun-13 23:50:00

Also hoping for a girl smile

LineRunner Thu 20-Jun-13 23:50:55

Pip's Squeak

Pip Shit

MaryKatharine Thu 20-Jun-13 23:57:55

Doodledumdums, I agree that the monarch herself bring in revenue but why on earth we have to continue to pay for her freeloading family esp Andrew is beyond me. I couldn't care less about the king/queen thing tbh as I'm not interested in the royals other than what they cost us. I wasn't interested in the wedding either. But it's always lovely to hear about a new birth and I wish them well like I do all new parents although their journey will be infinitely easier than most. I just don't think this baby should be revered any more than ant other.

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 21-Jun-13 00:00:16

Just reminded me to place a bet on the name. Hmm. A girl called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

frogwatcher42 Fri 21-Jun-13 00:03:50

I would like to see the true cost of the RF published one day, and far more research into what actual revenue they bring in.

Apparently security costs (massive), LA costs and many other non direct costs are not factored into the published cost per person of the RF. These run into millions of pounds apparently and would affect any cost benefit analysis done I should imagine.

But to be honest I wouldn't care anyway. I would like to get rid of the class system at a lower level as I see it affect many young people particularly in rural areas. You can't properly get rid of a class system while we have a monarch. So for that reason alone, i would happily sacrifice any benefit they bring. People stopped bobbing curtseys and doffing their caps to local gentry years ago, and yet still do it to the RF. Weird and very damaging in many ways imo.

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 21-Jun-13 00:06:37

And a bet on Pippa's book title - "Pop with Pippa!"

(Oh, please go away Pippa, you've taken away the occasional pleasure I was able to garner from the lovely food at Waitrose (occasional because I am a self-earning, hard working parent as opposed to a party pieces "photographer" and "author") - have now lost total respect for the bloody place)

BreatheandFlyAway Fri 21-Jun-13 00:08:11

frog I agree, I cringe and want to weep when I see mature, career people fecking curtseying to Waitey Katy.

internationallove985 Fri 21-Jun-13 00:10:32

How can you be unreasonable being being exited about a impending birth It's amazing to think they're carrying a future king or queen. I have a feeling they're having a king! xxxx

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Fri 21-Jun-13 00:11:01

My Mum's always going "Oh the Pomp and ceremony! I love it!" and I'm IRRITATED by that phrase!

apostropheuse Fri 21-Jun-13 00:16:09

Ah well when she's pushing a child out of her fanjo there won't be any pomp and ceremony.

I'm led to believe she's a mere mortal like the rest of us.

Doodledumdums Fri 21-Jun-13 00:17:39

marykatherine- I guess it is because you can't really call them the 'Royal Family', if the family only pubicly exists as the monarch. Besides, as individuals they don't sit on their bums and do nothing, they do all work. Princess Beatrice works in finance for example, so she is earning her own money. They also do an awful lot of charity work. I know they do cost a lot of money and a lot of people see them as an outdated institution, but they do bring in an awful lot, and I think that on the whole they are good for the morale of the country. A lot of people were excited by the wedding and the jubilee and now the baby, which creates quite a nice sense of community I think.

I'm not trying to argue by the way, I do respect that a lot of people don't like them! I just happen to be a fan smile I guess there are pros and cons to most things!

MadameDefarge Fri 21-Jun-13 00:20:40

The weirdy truth is that the Queen is the biggest landowner in the uk, and the deal is she hands over all revenues to the govt and gets the civil list back to maintain the royal households and the family.

They are as individuals beyond wealthy, and only this agreement allows their wealth to be funneled through the public purse.

So the reality is we do not support the RF financially. They support us. Annoying. But true. If they stopped this agreement then they could all swan around munching diamonds for brekkie etc...and the public purse would be a good deal poorer.

apostropheuse Fri 21-Jun-13 00:22:33

I wonder where they got the land.

MadameDefarge Fri 21-Jun-13 00:25:51

Oh for heavens sake, they got it the way all the aristocracy got it...biffing each other over the head in land feuds/gaining estates via royal approval....'tis always interesting to think about the amounts of wards of the crown whose estates got nobbled...

wasn't a nice business. but it was business.

WildThongsHeartString Fri 21-Jun-13 00:45:07

Well all that republican stuff aside, I am looking forward to it. Undoubtably the press/ media/ Nicholas Witchell will try to make me regret that because of 'joy overkill' but it's the future monarch so there will be a lot of fuss.
[goes to look for the bunting]
[any excuse for wine. ]

amazingmumof6 Fri 21-Jun-13 00:50:43

they got married the same day as us ( different year, they copied us!)

DS1 & DS2 were born in July, would be fun if their baby was born on either day.

apart from that I wish them all the best, but not excited.

if you are, that's fine

AudrinaAdare Fri 21-Jun-13 00:54:06

I keep thinking of the scene in Adrian Mole where the birth of William is announced in assembly and the girls are all, "ooh, what'd she have? How much did he weigh?" and Pandora shouts, "how much will he cost?" and gets sent out grin

cafecito Fri 21-Jun-13 00:55:11



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