Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why all this excitement over a "Royal" Baby?

Balding Billy and Bonnie Kate left a London hospital Tuesday with their new Bundle of Joy, a kid who doesn't yet have a name but does have a title, HRH the Prince of Cambridge. If family luck holds, the kid may someday inherit the throne of Great Britain. All he has to do is live long enough. His "job," like his father's and grandfather's, principally involves waiting for other people to die -- and his list includes Dad and Gramps. Am I the only one creeped out by this?

Look, I suppose I'm happy for the young parents, and I can't get upset at the little brat -- it's not his fault he was born. But I just can't muster any enthusiasm for the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling news coverage this blessed event has been given in America.

I mean, if the Brits think that having a Royal family is good for tourism or morale or something, that's their business, and more power to them all. But... seriously... didn't we have a revolution in this country a couple hundred years ago? I thought we'd rejected monarchy in this country -- but the attention lavished on this young couple, living off the British government, makes me wonder.

How about you?


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i KNOW! i had to turn off the news, it's like a circus or something. bottom feeders. they are a beautiful young couple with a lovely baby. the end. yikes!

smiles, bee

Ruan Peat said...

Being british I can say we also had our fill and more of the 'royal' baby fuss, yes he may be our king someday, but the teen reaction of what ever springs to mind! Glad a seeming nice young couple had a baby safely, happy that she has a family there to help and support her, care who or what they are, nah not much! Spent the days when the TV was full of maybes etc watching taped telly from before the hassle started.