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Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 9:02 a.m. PST

Anyone else waiting news of the Royal Birth? Apparently Kate has been in hospital since 6am, London time.

streetline Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 9:03 a.m. PST

It's not a bank holiday so I'm not really bothered…

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 9:07 a.m. PST

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

That is all.

scrivs Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 9:35 a.m. PST

Go to the Guardian Website guardian.co.uk and click on the "Republican?" link at the top right of the news pane – blissful silence on baby-based nonsense!

Space Monkey22 Jul 2013 9:48 a.m. PST

Oh, is someone having a baby?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 10:01 a.m. PST

@scrivs – thanks, a little oasis of sanity has now been created.

Jakar Nilson22 Jul 2013 10:36 a.m. PST

As an ardent monarchist, I can only say: it will come when it will come. So why spend time obsessed before?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 12:19 p.m. PST

I stand to make a fortune if they name the baby "Elrond".

Space Monkey22 Jul 2013 12:34 p.m. PST

I didn't see a clickable that says "Republican?" but there is one that says "Not a Royalist?" that nicely removes the baby-mania.

Vicshere Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 12:37 p.m. PST

Its a Boy!

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 12:44 p.m. PST
Streitax Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 12:49 p.m. PST

So, he will ascend, or be carried up to, the throne when he is, what? 75? 103? Seriously, though, I'm always glad to see a successful conclusion to a pregnancy, with Mom and baby safe. Congratulations to the family.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 1:00 p.m. PST

Conga Rats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
However that pushes me further down the list of next in line…

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 1:10 p.m. PST

My congratulations to the Duchess and Duke. Tradition is maintained. For those aspiring to British republicanism, just look how well it has worked out for the US and be warned.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 1:13 p.m. PST

Congrats to the mom and dad. I always think a baby is good news, whether born a pauper or a prince.

However, as a relative of the Stuart line, I must question the legitimacy of the claim to the throne. (One must maintain the proper family loyalties.) grin

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 1:21 p.m. PST

I stand to make a fortune if they name the baby "Elrond".

Well, I'm pretty certain it won't be "Joffrey."

Personal logo richarDISNEY Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 1:48 p.m. PST

Well, richarDISNEY is a good name for a boy…
I'll go send them a letter letting them know.
beer

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 3:05 p.m. PST

Streitax – yes – barring accidents and unexpected diseases then all the kings for the foreseeable future will be in their 60's by the time they get to be king. A nice retirement job for them after their busy lives of waiting.

What we need is for this one to have a sprog when he's 16, it's the only way to get a young king (say, in his forties !).

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 3:06 p.m. PST

It won't be Elrond – I'm anticipating Prince Nigel.

Roderick Robertson Fezian22 Jul 2013 9:52 p.m. PST

Go for a classic. Aragorn.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2013 11:56 p.m. PST

I object !

My earlier post has been edited.

My previous elongated "Argh" denoting exasperation at this extended twaddle-fest has become an elongated "Ah", typically used to denote some sort of cutesy approval of the whole event.

Let me be clear – my position remains – Aaarrrgggghhhh !

That is all.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member23 Jul 2013 6:41 a.m. PST

Best wishes to the family,and glad to hear he's healthy.

Solzhenitsyn Inactive Member23 Jul 2013 8:37 a.m. PST

Healthy boy. Congrads to the parents.

As for the British they are lucky they changed the law that first born, boy or girl, is next monarch. The kid might turn out to be transgender.

What a problem that would have caused.

Which raises other questions.

If he is crowned king and then becomes a woman, do you change the title to queen?

Would using the title queen be an insult to a former man who was attracted to men, but became a woman?

How confusing would this be to future historians with the change from king to queen and say, Edward to Victoria?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2013 11:26 a.m. PST

What we need is for this one to have a sprog when he's 16, it's the only way to get a young king (say, in his forties !).

That wouldn't get you a young king, unless the next one after that didn't have children until he was in his sixties. You need an old king with a very young son to end up with a young king. A young prince with a young son just gives you two old kings back to back.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member25 Jul 2013 6:37 a.m. PST

And the name(s);George Alexander Louis.

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