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The first public appearance then of Prince [name] of Cambridge, and just what the Duchess of Cambridge (that’s “Kate”, his mother) wanted: the world’s press, including a possessed Kay Burley of Sky News, doorstepping you just after you’ve given birth.

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Prince [name] is in for quite a life, but he has a long wait before ascending to the throne. After his great-grandmother comes the Prince of Wales (that’s Charles), then his father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who’s just 31. Given the genes in the family, it’s quite possible that Prince [name] will be king at the turn of the 22nd Century.

Victoria became queen in 1837, during the age of the horse. When she died in 1901, trains were familiar, cars had been invented and the age of flight was about to begin. Prince [name] will experience similar revolutions. Let’s hope one of those revolutions results him becoming the rightful king of a sovereign, independent nation.

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63 thoughts on “BORN TO BE KING

  1. It was a lovely moment. Interesting how the commentator was saying about how widely connected the wee cub is. He has cousins only removed a few degrees who are retired miners.

    William has lost more of his hair. He’s in the inbetween stage.

  2. Lovely baby, lovely new mother, great dad, doting grandparents; what more can people want?
    All the rest is gaga, sloppy and sycophantic nonsense.

  3. If the SF types showed the class the Queen showed on her visit to Ireland then they would be able to offer simple congratulations without fear that they would appear insufficiently anti-Royal.

    It is a nice moment, one doesn’t have to be a monarchist or a sycophantic person to observe just that.

  4. It is a nice moment, one doesn’t have to be a monarchist or a sycophantic person to observe just that

    I don’t think that anyone has suggested anything to the contrary.

  5. “An irrelevance in the world outside ivory towers and serfs.”

    Circumcise that man!

  6. Isn’t it amazing the effect these tiny bundles of humanity can have on us?!

    So beautiful, so helpless.
    Even at my advanced age I come over all unnecessary. It’s like being given a present you really really wanted.

  7. In some real news, I see a man has been charged with the murder of PC Blakelock…from the broadwater farm riots of 1985.

  8. Different generation, different values Paul.
    Why try to downplay people’s pleasure in the birth anyway?
    It’s not like he’s going to be circumcised or anything…

  9. Too much for us to expect the Express to understand that being a blood relation of the Queen Mother does not make you a Royal unless you are also a blood relation of her hubby. The only Middleton that is is Kate – and not even her – as she isn’t a Middleton any more.

  10. Where’s Pippa ? How come she hasn’t managed to squeeze her publicity hungry arse into the scene outside the hospital 🙂

  11. Why try to downplay people’s pleasure in the birth anyway?

    I’m not trying to downplay anything if that’s what floats yer boat knock yerself out.

    I just don’t understand the mindset of why the birth of this baby should be celebrated outside the fact that it’s a normal baby, something which happens countless times ever day.

    It’s not like he’s going to be circumcised or anything…

    That’s the second time that you’ve alluded to circumcision on this thread. Personal obsession is it?

  12. Leave poor agit8ed alone. He gets very cut up when circumcision is criticised here 😉

  13. Talking of arses, I watched fr ted earlier, the one where ted kicks bishop Brennan up the arse, did you see it? I fell about laughing, great comedy.

    Agi must be away to bed, oul codgers need their sleep.

  14. Paul – It is an international event of great interest to many people and a bit of happy news. No one is asking you to change its diapers.

  15. No Paul, it was for cheeky Colm 😉

    Mahons if Paul is a UK tax payer he is being asked to pay for the ‘diapers’.

    Diaper…what a word, what’s wrong with nappy? 😉

  16. “What’s this obsession you have with Pippa’s arse?”

    Backing up Colm here, it’s important for men to show solidarity with the sisters, to recognise what they bring to the world, to show appreciation their diverse, valued talents, and chief among their valued talents is a great arse.

    It would be a shame and a crime against feminism if Pippa wasn’t recognised for it.

  17. I find myself in the strange position of agreeing with both Colm & Pete.

    That’s correct Mahons but as a tax payer in the UK for a considerable number of years I was expected to pay for the upkeep of the life that the child’s family is accustomed to.

  18. It’s not like he’s going to be circumcised or anything…

    http://www.otbrit.com/circumcision/the-mohel/

    Crown Prince Charles Circumcised by London Mohel London (JTA) – Crown Prince Charles, son of Princess Elizabeth and heir to the British throne, was circumcised in Buckingham Palace by Rev. Jacob Snowman, official Mohel of the London Jewish community, the Mizrachi News Bureau reported. Rev. Snowman, who is a noted Jewish scholar specializing in the poetry of Bialik, has been ritual circumciser in London for many years.

  19. http://www.circinfo.net/circumcision_societal_class_distinction.html

    Princess Diana decided that Princes William and Harry would go uncircumcised. However, it is suspected that William was later circumcised in his teen years when it was announced that he went into hospital for a ‘hernia’ operation (regarded as ‘code’ for ‘circumcision’).

    So yes, the baby will almost certainly be circumcised. After all, with Diana dead, who is going to say ‘no’?

  20. how can he not have a name yet?

    What kinda hype is that? Every parent knows what they are going to name their child before it’s born even if they don’t know the sex.

  21. Well if Allan’s remarks above are true I guess we will have to wait until their Jewish masters tell them what name to choose 😉

  22. daytripper

    I get the impression you are being very literal 🙂

    but I hope that didn’t feature in his name

  23. Can the parents call him what they want, or are they limited to a fixed canon of royal boy’s names – like James, Charles, George, William etc?

    The English are extremely conservative with their king’s names.
    I think the last time a king had a new name was Charles I and his dad James I in 1604. But both of these were imported from Scotland, so they don’t really count.

    That means the last time an Englishman became king with a new name was, incredibly, Edward I in 1272! This is “Longshanks”, the villian in Braveheart.

  24. ” Well if Allan’s remarks above are true I guess we will have to wait until their Jewish masters tell them what name to choose ;)”

    “Moishe the Magnificent”?
    “Abie the Uncircumcised” ?

  25. They can choose any names, but the line usually sticks with tradition. There’s no point being regal and then naming the heir to the throne Gary.

    Monarchs can choose a new name on being crowned, like Popes. Apparently Charles fancies being King George VII.

  26. Well we had Ethelread the unready and now we have Charles the ‘I’ve been ready and waiting for ages’ 🙂

  27. Colm – the remarks above are backed by supporting evidence. It is fact that Prince Charles was circumcised by Jacob Snowman, official Mohel of the London Jewish community. It is highly probable that Prince William was circumcised in the course of a ‘hernia’ operation, and it is therefore probable that the unnamed baby boy will be circumcised by the mohel of London. We shall know soon enough about this little matter, raised by the site’s sayan yesterday:

    Agit8ed, on July 23rd, 2013 at 10:21 PM Said:
    It’s not like he’s going to be circumcised or anything…

  28. Ugh – I don’t want to see the supporting evidence ! It would put me off my breakfast 😉

  29. It is highly probable that Prince William was circumcised in the course of a ‘hernia’ operation

    NEVER!! King Billy was a definite turtleneck. Rember 1690!!

  30. Allan Baby,
    Lighten up.
    I spent this morning with our 84 year old Church warden trying to repair our church clock.
    We get on great, and he’s a proud Scot,

    Question:
    Are there two Scotlands?
    One filled with “normal” people and the other……

  31. Maybe Charles will take the name King Monica, after the patron saint of patience.

  32. He’s the smartest, cleverest and interesting old man I know.

    In fact, we have a lot in common.
    🙂

  33. He’s the smartest, cleverest and interesting old man I know.

    Who, Prince Charles?

  34. Agit8ed

    OK you’ve told us he is smart clever and interesting, but what are the things you have in common ? 😉

  35. I hope Micheal features for his granddad,

    I was just thinking about all the princes “common” ancestors who wouldn’t have thought it possible that they could be kings down their line.

    Similarly there are so many commoners alive today who will be great great …. grannies/granddads of future kings.

  36. Ahem,

    ” Petr Tarasov,
    An irrelevance in the world outside intellectual ivory towers and serfs.”
    Exactly!

    😉
    Get back to you’re
    “Oh I’m so busy, I haven’t got time to comment” nonsense.
    You were just trying to make me feel sorry for “the poor starving academic up to his eyeballs in paperwork and pressing engagements” line..

  37. “OK you’ve told us he is smart clever and interesting, but what are the things you have in common ?”

    We both wear glasses.
    Both inclined to be truculent.
    Both incredibly handsome! Mmmmmh.
    But whilst he is a lot cleverer than me,
    I have a sunnier disposition.

    You can’t buy those anymore..

  38. I thought the bookie looked confident when I dropped a fiver on “Da’Quintus Trayvon Ragga-Ragga”.

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