Will it be Charlotte? Or Alice, or maybe even Diana as a tribute to Prince William's late mother? Bookies were taking bets as the world remained positively giddy with the arrival of a new Royal princess this past weekend. If you bet on Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, then you're in luck as the name has just been announced.
Even by Royal standards, media coverage got a little crazy, with static camera shots of the window at Saint Mary's where the Duchess Kate was giving birth (let's all stare at what's little more than a brick facade, shall we?) to timelines denoting key events—from the moment Kate went into labour (6am) to the exact moment of delivery (8:34am) and the displayed easel (3pm) to the official public appearance (6.12pm).
The new princess weighed 8lbs 3oz, that's 3oz less than big bro, Prince George. But do we need to know that kind of minutiae? Sure, a new princess is big news, for she is the first since Princess Eugenie came onto the scene in 1990.
But the fact that bookmakers even took bets on the Royal baby's name speaks to the insanity and inanity attached to all things Royal. Other contenders were Olivia (7/1) and Elizabeth (7/1) and Victoria (6/1). No Blueberry or September or any fruit or month of the year here. The Royals are sticklers for tradition and classic-sounding names.
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Though I also gave birth in England, all I could think about afterwards was having a hot shower and wolfing down a PB sandwich. No visitors, thanks, except for my husband... How vastly different our birth experiences were! Flooded with visitors, poor Kate had a dress and full makeup on, and a bazillion cameras all over her.