Now that we’ve all been drenched in news of Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s royal baby, and guardsmen at Buckingham Palace played the Cliff Richard song “Congratulations” to mark the birth, everyone wonders what will happen now. The royal heir had his first encounter with both sets of grandparents (Michael and Carole Middleton, and Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall). Bells of Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate were married in April 2011, keep ringing like Vegas slot machines.
Everyone assumes the royal couple will stay in Kensington Palace, Apartment 1a. The 21 room home has undergone million dollar renovations to house the royal family when they’re in London, but Kate Middleton actually plans to spend the initial first few weeks at her parents’ home. The Duchess wants her baby to have the same happy memories of her own childhood. She will also rely on her mother, Carole, for tips and support. Kate will break from the limelight and settle into her new responsibilities.
She vows to be hands on, only requesting support from just one or two nannies. Certainly Queen Elizabeth, and Camilla Parker-Bowles must be freaked out at Kate’s closeness to her non royal family. Prince William respects his royal duties, but respects his wife’s wishes, and wants her to be very comfortable in her new role as a mom. Who knows, with grandparents like the Middletons, the baby heir may even be allowed to play outside, eat McDonalds, and even befriend regular non-royal kids too. The royals will have to arrange visitation through Kate, and the Middleton family regardless of their social status and big fancy hats.
No one expected to see the new Prince so soon, but we’re truly thankful. Kate naturally seemed a bit tired, and overwhelmed. Prince William appeared proud and secure making jokes about the baby’s hair having more than him, and agreeing to remind the tiny prince of his tardy arrival. We haven’t had three direct heirs alive at once since 1894.
While the media will continue to force comparisons, William and Kate are undoubtedly determined to carve their own destinies. Catherine Elizabeth Mountbatten-Windsor is the most beautiful woman alive, regardless of what People magazine wants you to believe. The Duchess has a warm smile, and gorgeous legs to match. Her affectionate spirit exudes through the television. Never before have so many people from totally different places, backgrounds, and ethnicities come together to rejoice. The baby even seemed to squirm at the excitement of making the world a better place.