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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.

Bowlersarm Fri 13-Sep-13 07:08:31


They have a new baby. It's still all new to them. Are you saying they shouldn't love him and worry about him like other people do?

EsTutMirLeid Fri 13-Sep-13 07:09:02

Oh and a 'packed off to boarding school' comment too (from a different poster). Charming.

So to that poster, I was 'packed off to boarding school' - clearly my parents can't have liked or loved me much, well not as much as your parents who insisted on nurturing you at home.

fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 07:09:54

I don't know - perhaps i ABU. I just think the further they push the 'we're just ordinary', the more i think - you're not bloody ordinary. It's that. Not the worrying. It's the 'press machine' trying to say what we are meant to want to hear.

''Ahhh - they're just ordinary bless 'em''.

I say again - i'm not saying they cant be or aren't worried.

Bowlersarm Fri 13-Sep-13 07:10:01

And to 'want to throw up' - jeez what an over reaction.

Mckayz Fri 13-Sep-13 07:10:42

Being 'packed of to boarding school' is completely different to leaving a young (about 2 months) baby for the first time!!

cupcake78 Fri 13-Sep-13 07:10:57

Baby must only be 7-8 weeks. It's their first. They'll be in ore and its early to leave a baby even if for a few hours. They can't win!

Mckayz Fri 13-Sep-13 07:12:06

So what is the problem Fluffy? Do you never talk about your children? Are they hidden in a corner never to be talked about?

He's a new dad and seems very excited and proud. Of course he wants to talk about his son.

fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 07:16:36

Bowlersarm Fri 13-Sep-13 07:10:01

And to 'want to throw up' - jeez what an over reaction.

It was a turn of phrase. Dont be daft.

Everyone is jumping on the new baby they must be worried point.

I am not asking why they are worried. I am saying i feel it's patronising to add it into a speech. A rather obvious attempt to get us all to think how ordinary they are. It's just a little thing. I don't them beheaded or anything.

fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 07:18:57

He's a new dad and seems very excited and proud. Of course he wants to talk about his son.

I can see this. It is nice.

Fluffy would like to be excused for having mood swings and being grumpy. 21 weeks preg. and still experiencing morning sickness.


LazyGaga Fri 13-Sep-13 07:19:42

Re boarding school -I was just musing it over in a conversational manner, admittedly with a sarcastic slant. No need to get so defensive about it.

I'll admit I am staunchly Republican so my immediate reaction to stuff like this is to scoff. They get on my tits.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 13-Sep-13 07:20:24

Perhaps they felt the need to have to prove they actually care since criticism is most likely for anyone who dare leave house within six months of a new baby?

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr Fri 13-Sep-13 07:20:27


Twattybollocks Fri 13-Sep-13 07:21:42

Yabu. I have pots of money and could have afforded the best nanny/maternity nurse there is when dd2 was born, but I didn't because I wanted to look after her myself. The first time I left her (with my mother) I was twitchy as hell for the entire 3 hours and rang every half hour to make sure that she was ok. The thought of her crying and my mum not being able to comfort her made me very upset.
Having lots of money doesn't override the natural instinct of parents to love and nurture their offspring, nor does it automatically mean that they will have a team of nursery staff to tend to the babies every need.
If Kate is bf then she will be doing most of the care herself as even the most expensive nanny on earth isn't equipped with lactating breasts and wet nursing just isn't the done thing anymore.

exoticfruits Fri 13-Sep-13 07:22:24

There are lots and lots of people on MN who wouldn't even go out and leave the baby. I can't think that any would go out and not be a bit nervous. Very few parents just forget the baby and think 'it is up to the nanny- not my responsibility'.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 13-Sep-13 07:25:58


Do you think he and his wife don't worry about their baby/miss him when they aren't with him - no matter who he is with.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 13-Sep-13 07:26:47


they are ordinary - in that they have ordinary emotions.

fluffyraggies Fri 13-Sep-13 07:27:11

Oh my lord.' That is not the point of my post.

I am saying i found it sickly sweet to have put in the speech. Just so that we all go ahhhhhhhhhhh. I found it contrived. And a bit obvious.

Mckayz Fri 13-Sep-13 07:29:04

They are allowed to talk about their son. It's normal!!!!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Fri 13-Sep-13 07:29:17

You obviously don't like them/approve, so presumably anything would annoy you. Fair enough.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 13-Sep-13 07:29:32

He said it- people assume its a set up to make them look caring.

If he didnt - presumed to be rude for being distracted or checking phones. Or people assume they are living it up leaving baby with nannies without a second thought.

There was no way to win really

Yonihadtoask Fri 13-Sep-13 07:33:54


It was just part of his speech. Keeping it lighthearted and normal ??

TakingThePea Fri 13-Sep-13 07:35:21


I'm sure royals and people with nannies still worry about their children.

The baby is very young still, it's still a hot topic where the royals are concerned, people will be expecting to hear/see something of the baby every time they're in public!

FreudiansSlipper Fri 13-Sep-13 07:36:22


We shall be hearing in the months to come other normal things Kate and Will do as the are normal parents. No one is suggesting they are not worrying/missing their son but they have a team of nannies, cooks, chefs, doctors, dressers, cleaners, ladies in waiting, drivers, servants on hand to make sure their lives are more than comfortable

sparkle12mar08 Fri 13-Sep-13 07:36:32

I agree with the clarified point of your post, it is contrived and they are to a large degree, at the mercy of the 'press machine' as you put it. They have to play the game because otherwise someone will smash the board completely and as royals they will be hunted by the press to kingdom come (see what I did there?!). So they and their team give the press a few little details, little tidbits to keep them going, and the press agree to leave them alone for the most part.

All of that is entirely separate to the fact that a new baby does things to your emotions that are deep and primal and scary. Ultimately Will and Kate are human beings and there's no way they haven't felt the same fears, the same joys as new parents, as the rest of us.

ChunkyPickle Fri 13-Sep-13 07:38:46

YABU - our first night out we were the same - well, to be honest, the mobiles were generally out boring everyone with pictures of our beloved first-born... it's what new parents do isn't it!

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