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to not care about the royal baby?

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carlajean Sun 03-May-15 16:33:16

Apologies if there's already a thread on this (I can't find one) but why do people care about this? My facebook page is full of people thinking it's great news and I just don't get it. Just another royal parasite in my view.

Methe Sun 03-May-15 16:34:59

You care enough to post this?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 03-May-15 16:36:29

You don't care about it. So you want to talk about it?

MangoJuggler Sun 03-May-15 16:36:33

It's fine to not be interested, honestly it is.

No one is going to shout at you for being disinterested.

AuntyMag10 Sun 03-May-15 16:36:47

And do you think people care that you don't care. confused

EatShitDerek Sun 03-May-15 16:36:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Angria Sun 03-May-15 16:36:57

YANBU in that you don't have to care, just ignore it if it bothers you.

ambientolf Sun 03-May-15 16:38:01

"Royal parasite" it's a baby for Christ sake, YABVU IMO.

AuntyMag10 Sun 03-May-15 16:38:42

'Royal parasite' you vile thing!

toffeeapplejam Sun 03-May-15 16:39:12

Yes, it's a baby - this is what you get whenever you object! A baby that will have the very best of everything from now until death paid for by - ? Anyone?

carlajean Sun 03-May-15 16:39:34

well, sorry, I think I'm allowed to comment when I think people are making a ridiculous amount of fuss about a family that don't even know they exist. Isn't that what MN is about?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 03-May-15 16:40:14

Just another royal parasite in my view.

A newborn baby to be described ^ like that is just plain nasty.

Ignore the coverage if it irks you so much.

usualsuspect333 Sun 03-May-15 16:40:50

No one on my FB seems to give a shit. So it's all cool.

You will have to hide their gushing up dates OP. And then hide all the million fawning threads on here.

ItsAllKickingOffPru Sun 03-May-15 16:41:10


Get some new fb friends if ardent royalists are clogging up your newsfeed with that sort of tosh.

carlajean Sun 03-May-15 16:41:52

it isn't nasty. It's a fact

toffeeapplejam Sun 03-May-15 16:42:34


There is your answer OP. When the pregnancy was announced, ask which of your friends like the royals, remove the ones who do and make new mates. grin grin grin

I wish I lived in the world of Mumsnet!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 03-May-15 16:42:37

Well I love love love the news, and can't get enough of the coverage. So YABU to want to deprive me and millions of others, of it. Just switch off/don't read the newspapers for a few days. Like everyone has to when they aren't interested in a particular subject.

PurpleDaisies Sun 03-May-15 16:42:41

I'm a republican as well. A woman I don't know has had a baby and I am not interested at all.

However your use of the word "parasite" is horrible. That baby has no choice inwhat situation it was born into. Hate the institution of the monarchy if you want but referring to a one day old baby as a parasite hurts the republican cause as well as lacks any grace or dignity.

OrlandoWoolf Sun 03-May-15 16:46:33

I've managed to avoid it.

But.... I know when Kate went into labour
I know the time she was born
And I know her name

Multiple threads on MN plus local radio obsessed by it.

I feel sorry for her. Born into a world where she will probably never be able to be herself. Everyone should be born free and be able to make their own choices without expectation or limits. Her life will be the focus of media stories, who'll she be expected to marry etc.

Dailylurker Sun 03-May-15 16:46:34

it isn't nasty. It's a fact

Opinion. Not fact.

MangoJuggler Sun 03-May-15 16:46:43

Parasite is wrong cos they ain't French*

*Paris-ite. Boom-tish. Hahaha. Groan.

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sun 03-May-15 16:46:49

Just another royal parasite in my view.

Really horrible way to describe a baby don't you think?

Turn off the TV and don't read the newspapers if it bothers you that much.

ItsAllKickingOffPru Sun 03-May-15 16:47:35

A baby born into an outdated and parasitical family that should have no place in a modern society. Is that better? Or still filer than a very vile thing that has been on a course to learn how to be vile?

AuntyMag10 Sun 03-May-15 16:47:44

You're still vile though describing a baby that way.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-May-15 16:48:05

Ooh what a lovely AIBU to start the day after the birth, and such lovely words too.

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