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To think the news about the royal baby is completely outweighed by the death of Rio Ferdinand's wife at just 34

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Bearbehind Sat 02-May-15 19:53:06

The news is full of the royal birth but I've just read about Rio Ferndinad's wife and found it so so sad.

She was just 34 with 3 children and was taken by the bastard that is cancer.

It just makes you realise how fragile life is.

ASorcererIsAWizardSquared Sat 02-May-15 20:02:27

why would one outweigh the other?

its very tragic, but its also the first female heir to the throne, and Princess born in 50 years.

I think they both stand equally as important in their own right.

Hissy Sat 02-May-15 20:08:31

Oh bless her, 34? That's terrible, know she was young, but that's just awful.

My thoughts are with everyone that knew her. sad

hackmum Sat 02-May-15 20:08:52

" its also the first female heir to the throne, and Princess born in 50 years."

Surely not? What about Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie?

I agree, very sad about Rio Ferdinand's wife. Very very young.

ThisStopsRightNow Sat 02-May-15 20:10:50

YANBU. I know whose family my thoughts are with tonight.

SirSpamalot Sat 02-May-15 20:12:07

First princess for 50 years in the direct line maybe. Beatrice, Eugene and Louise (yes, she is a Princess, she just uses the courtesy title of the daughter of an Earl).

Rebecca's death is tragic. RIP.

SirSpamalot Sat 02-May-15 20:12:21


TrollshaveLittleWillies Sat 02-May-15 20:14:40

It is very sad news about Rebecca Ferdinand. I'm totally uninterested in the royal family but I understand why it is the top story.

Tizwailor Sat 02-May-15 20:14:52

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honeyroar Sat 02-May-15 20:14:53

It's really sad that she died, but perhaps her family would be upset to see her plastered all over the news, it's probably too upsetting for her family, so yes I'd rather see a new baby and someone's happiness. And it's definitely a refreshing change from politicians!

Bearbehind Sat 02-May-15 20:15:31

Outweighed might be the wrong word.

Maybe 'tainted' is better or something else.

I just think it's so tragic that such a shitty disease can take someone so young with so much to live for.

As someone else said, I know where my thoughts are tonight.

derxa Sat 02-May-15 20:15:44

They are two completely different events. I was shocked by the news of Rio's wife and unexpectedly cheered by the royal birth (not a royalist). The safe delivery of any baby is happy news.

IrianofWay Sat 02-May-15 20:17:47

that's a big daft isn't it? Totally unconnected stories confused

Very sad about Ferdinand's wife.

LokiBear Sat 02-May-15 20:17:57

I think the Ferdinand family will be glad that the Royal baby is receiving all of the news coverage. All they need right now is privacy and as little media attention as possible. It s tragic, but it is their tragedy and they have a right to be left in peace whilst they try to comprehend it.

soverylucky Sat 02-May-15 20:19:43

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TheRealMaryMillington Sat 02-May-15 20:25:21

Babies are born every day
Tragically, young women die every day too.

squoosh Sat 02-May-15 20:37:29

Tragic news about Rebecca Ferdinand. 34 is no age.

Heartbreaking for Rio and their three young children.

sugarman Sat 02-May-15 20:39:33

Not at all. Only something like a catastrophe of Nepal proportions could rival the royal baby news in England.

ajandjjmum Sat 02-May-15 20:42:15

Really sad for the Ferdinand family - they have so much, but couldn't have what was most important.

Lovely news for the Royal family, but completely different.

drbonnieblossman Sat 02-May-15 20:42:38

I've seen the news re RF's wife numerous times today. Also he put out a statement asking for privacy so hopefully for his and their family's sake there won't be much more on it. Very very sad news indeed.

Bearbehind Sat 02-May-15 20:42:46

I find that attitude quite sickening sugarman

ElizabethG81 Sat 02-May-15 20:52:26

I understand why the royal baby news is making more headlines, but I also suspect that Rio and his family will not mind at all. He is someone who genuinely does want privacy and I believe the family will just want to grieve their wife, mother, daughter, sister in peace.

I know what you mean though in that it has been playing on my mind all day. I heard about Rebecca's death just before I heard the baby had been born and, for want of a better word, it has tainted it. I've been tearful about it all day.

BreeVDKamp Sat 02-May-15 20:56:58

Yes I was so sad to hear about Rio Ferdinand's wife. Heard about the royal baby about half an hour later. Both been flitting in and out of my mind today, I'm not sure Rio Ferdinand's wife's death would ever have got as much coverage as the royal baby, and they are completely unrelated, so I don't think one has overshadowed the other.

So sad though and it sounds like it happened really quickly! Poor family.

MajesticWhine Sat 02-May-15 21:10:46

I don't think these news items need to compete with each other. It's shocking to hear of the death of a young woman and mum. But I'm glad of the safe arrival of the baby. No conflict whatsoever between the two, for me.

AdeleDazeem Sat 02-May-15 21:18:51

Don't forget it's David Beckhams birthday weekend too. #DB40

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