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to not care at all about the royal baby?

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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.

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.

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

Private Eye Right on target smile

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