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Pitter Patter of Tiny Royals

Posted on the 03 December 2012 by Luciferguson @Luciferguson
A Royal baby is on the way!
The news of a new arrival has finally arrived. I don't think people are surprised, the young couple having a baby and heir to the throne was always on the cards. I'm happy for them and I wish them all the luck I can, but can we ask the media to keep calm please?
The fan fare and excitement is understandable today, the pregnancy has only just been announced. I'm just dreading the next few months. We'll have insights and reports being thrown at us as if the Duchess of Cambridge is the first Royal to have a baby. Scratch that, the first person ever to have a baby! There'll be reports summarising what will happen if it's a girl despite the fact changes to the system have already been explained - she'll be queen before any younger brothers would be. The fashion magazines that already praise Kate will be celebrating her maternity wear and cooing over clothes the baby could potentially wear. We'll be told about hospital appointments and listen to speculative reports on where the baby might be born and what it might be called. Is this going to be fun for any of us? Can we not ask the cameramen and paparazzi to back off a little and leave the expectant couple be in this new stage of their life together?
Don't get me wrong, I am interested. I will want to know the details but I would rather hear about them when the baby is actually born! It's like with the Royal Wedding. I wanted to see the dress, the people invited to the ceremony and the general spectacle around it all. But I wanted to see it on the big day, I didn't want reports that told me nobody had seen the dress yet, I didn't want to be told who had been invited and who hadn't and I didn't want to be given a summary of how many horses would be marching where at what time. I wanted to find it all out when it happened, without being forewarned by months of "news" stories.
So to the happy couple, congratulations and good luck.
And to the press, calm down.

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