What’s so special about the Royal baby?

Earlier this week, Kate Middleton gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Earlier this week, Kate Middleton gave birth to a healthy baby boy. For this I am quite glad, though perhaps not for the reasons many people might think.

While there are many who are glad for the arrival of the baby in an excited kind ‘oh he is finally here’ sort of way, this is not the case with me. I am glad that the baby was born because that means I am one step closer to not having to constantly hear about it anymore.

We have been hearing about the child of Prince William and Kate Middleton since before the couple was married in 2011. First, we heard about the hypothetical child of the couple. What would happen if the Will and Kate decided to have a child? What would need to happen in order for the child to become a monarch?

Then after it was announced that the couple was expecting a baby, there were more hypothetical’s — would it be a boy or a girl? When would Kate reveal her baby bump?

Now the child has been born and we are being bombarded with information about the delivery and what will happen next for the family. While its getting closer, it doesn’t seem like we will stop hearing about the newest addition to the royal family any time soon.

Words cannot express how much I don’t care about the birth of this child. I don’t understand why we still recognize an archaic monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II is a figurehead and the monarchy has had no power in Britain, not to mention in Canada, for generations.

I would like to clarify that by saying I don’t care about the birth of this child does not mean I wish it any ill-will. Nor do I wish anything on his family. Prince William and Kate Middleton are new parents and I congratulate them as such.

They deserve props for bringing a new life into the world just as any other parents would.

I simply do not understand why so many people are making such a big deal about this baby. To me, he has no more significance than any other child belonging to any other couple I don’t know.

In my opinion, the Royal Family is nothing more than a higher class of celebrity, a group of people that we already hear way too much about and often spend way too much time paying attention to.

Recently, celebrities Kanye West and Kim Kardashian brought a baby girl, named North into the world and while we still heard way too much about that as well, it is nothing like the mania that has followed Kate Middleton’s pregnancy.

I guess what I understand least about all this is that people are getting excited about a child they will probably never ever meet. In my mind, that doesn’t make any sense.

I have a cousin who recently announced on Facebook that she is expecting her third child. After the announcement, her sister got excited, my aunt got excited, even I am excited about a new addition to my family. That’s because it’s my family, people close to me, people I know and people who will be a part of my life for as long as I live.

This I can understand. However I cannot fathom what is so special about a celebrity baby I will never get the chance to meet.

I’m sure Kate Middleton and Prince William are very nice people. I’m sure they will do a great job of raising their baby boy (whose name we still do not know at time of writing). I’m also sure that the boy will grow to be a fine prince one day. I’m just not sure why that matters.


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