A friend of mine works in TV & has been called to the Lindo wing this morning after news broke Kate’s gone into labour. My friend will be filming (I quote) “all the nutters outside”.
We’re all thrilled for Kate & Wills. A baby brings joy regardless of his/her pedigree & I couldn’t be happier for the couple.
But am I headed to the Lindo wing this morning? Am I hell.
And neither should anybody else.
Giving birth is such a personal, private, emotional moment between two parents (& their medical team). Why do the British public think they have the right to be a part of that moment?
How many of those civilians camping outside for this past week are parents themselves? How would they have felt if their birth experience had been scrutinised in such a way? If they’d been expected to look camera ready days after giving birth (& let me just say, she looked bloody amazing on the steps of the Lindo wing two years ago – far better than I did after giving birth, make up team or not!)
As if it’s not stressful enough trying pop the light of your life out of your woowoo!
I am aware this is the royal family; they’re used to being in the public eye; their lives not being their own & Kate of all of them had a choice in the matter. But I feel this is one time they should be allowed to have some peace, just be a family & not deal with the press & the UK public until they’re ready.
So go home, put the kettle on & wait for them to introduce you to Royal Baby 2.0. Leave them to have this precious moment in peace. After all, at the end of the day, they’re just people too.