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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.

MrsWolowitz Fri 13-Sep-13 06:50:57

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Relaxedandhappyperson Fri 13-Sep-13 06:51:58


Maybe they're antsy about leaving him, maybe it's the first time and even though they know he will be absolutely fine they are still irrationally nervous.

Have some breakfast and de-grump.

ihatethecold Fri 13-Sep-13 06:52:12


RaspberrySnowCone Fri 13-Sep-13 06:52:25

It is early, you are grumpy but I don't disagree really. They aren't your traditional normal working mum and dad but it may genuinely be the first time they have left him so they may have their phone at the ready. Perhaps they left him with his granny :D

Mckayz Fri 13-Sep-13 06:52:48


They've left their baby son for the first time. I was constantly texting my mum each time I've left the DC for the first time.

MammaTJ Fri 13-Sep-13 06:52:56

Why would they not be worried about leaving their baby for their first evening out?

I was and I am sure they feel for their baby in the same way as I do.

LovesBeingOnHoliday Fri 13-Sep-13 06:53:46

Yabu it's tgeir first night out without tge baby all normal people would feel that way.

NationMcKinley Fri 13-Sep-13 06:54:50

I get the one eye on the mobile bit (YABU)

The simpering laughter? <boak> (YNBU)

fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 06:55:43

I know they're allowed to be nervous about their baby. I've had babies - i know.

I just found it a bit contrived.

Still grumpy. Probably need that biscuit actually.

rattlemehearties Fri 13-Sep-13 06:55:43

Yanbu - is everyone else missing the point? They probably have numerous nannies so it's not much different for them.

kelda Fri 13-Sep-13 06:56:34


Mckayz Fri 13-Sep-13 06:57:55

Rattle, what difference does having a nanny make? Doesn't mean they don't miss their son and worry if he's crying while they are out for the FIRST time without him.

SubliminalMassaging Fri 13-Sep-13 07:00:04

I don't doubt that Catherine is the type to be getting up in the night herself and being a completely 'normal' mum, but I am sure they also have a very capable full time maternity nurse to ease the burden - and why on earth not? Wouldn't we all, if we could afford it and had a house big enough to accommodate one? He's still very little and it's always hard to live your little one for the the first few times. YABU.

Meglet Fri 13-Sep-13 07:00:07

You're going to have to suck it up and listen to your mum I'm afraid grin.

I was terribly anxious first time me and XP went out for a meal without DS, who must have been 8 weeks or so. It takes a while to get used to not taking them after those hectic first few weeks.

SubliminalMassaging Fri 13-Sep-13 07:00:40

leave, not live

fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 07:01:41

It's the adding it into the speech that i found a bit much. Not the fact that they are worrying.

I can just see who ever wrote the speech saying ''oh yes, stick that in about being worried about the baby. The rabble will love that''.

mewmeow Fri 13-Sep-13 07:03:59

Yanbu. Its irritating and a complete farce confused

SoupDragon Fri 13-Sep-13 07:03:59

I know they're allowed to be nervous about their baby. I've had babies - i know.

Clearly you don't know.

auntmargaret Fri 13-Sep-13 07:04:01

I loved my first night out without DD1. Didnt check phone oncegrin. The sheer bliss of an uninterrupted chat, meal and some wine. Mind you, I wasn't on a work do like they were.

LazyGaga Fri 13-Sep-13 07:04:03

I wonder if the baby will be packed off to boarding school in years to come? <muses>

YANBU esp about the simpering laughter.

Mckayz Fri 13-Sep-13 07:04:44

Oh so they can worry about him just not talk about him. Madness.

auntmargaret Fri 13-Sep-13 07:05:07

But YANBU , its twee and patronising.

EsTutMirLeid Fri 13-Sep-13 07:05:20

YABU. Do you not remember how anxious you were the first time you left your baby. Me and DH went for dinner and the cinema. We spent dinner talking about our baby and checking our phones and decided not to bother with the cinema in the end because we felt so anxious.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 13-Sep-13 07:05:24

Loving the assumptions that the nannies are doing it all.

Some people do choose to parent their own kids regardless of how much money they have. I think it's quite sweet and shows that they are just like any other normal family who worry about their babies.

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