I can understand a live stream for a movie premiere or red carpet. Heck, I can even understand a live stream for a wedding or interview. But a livestream for a birth? Is that what our world has come to now?
The overexposure of reality television and what we’ve come to expect from our entertainment has started to cross boundaries. The fact that there’s a livestream for Kate Middleton’s birth, which is basically a video pointed at the hospital, seems like it’s going overboard. Everyone is very excited for the royal baby to be born, we get it. But this sets a very dangerous precedent for reality stars. Kim Kardashian’s probably hitting herself on the head, wondering why she didn’t think of this in the first place.
Right now, because it’s the royal baby, we’re willing to give it a pass. This is practically as momentous, but so far not as exciting, as the royal wedding. But how long can we stare at hospital windows before getting bored? I’m sure there are people that are refreshing that page every few minutes, hoping for updates. Well, I’ve got news for you, buddies. Even if something’s happening, it’s likely we won’t see any major developments in that video.
Kate’s already more than one week late, but sources say that she and Prince William have left to London with an emergency escort, sparking rumors that she’s finally gone into labor. Until we get an official press release from the hospital or palace, we won’t be able to confirm either way – but since we haven’t received any updates since then, we’re assuming it’s yet another false alarm.
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