Hip Hip Hooray!
Unless you live under a rock or you’ve been on a self-inflicted media blackout, you know a historic moment occurred yesterday afternoon at 4:24 pm. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a little boy into the world, an 8 lb 6 oz baby boy, yet to be named.
Crowds at the Palace waiting for Royal Baby news
Media tents outside the Palace
The media set up camp outside St. Mary’s hospital in record -breaking heat for over three weeks in anticipation of the event. The twitter-sphere followed #royalbaby since The Palace announced the Duchess’s pregnancy months ago.
Granted, the media coverage was over the top. The reporters were so bored while waiting for the big day, they resorted to interviewing each other at great length about absolutely nothing and there were a fair number of curmudgeonly comments like “What’s the big deal” and “It’s only a baby.”
But it is a big deal, at least for us and the millions of others who embrace and celebrate a historic event when it happens.
Raising a glass to toast the new arrival
For our family, it completed a trifecta of fabulous events in London. We moved to London in time to watch the British celebrate a spectacular Olympic summer. We enjoyed endless Jubilee celebrations and now we’re lucky enough to enjoy the revelry surrounding the birth of a future King of England.
Yes, we went to the Palace to raise a glass and celebrate the happy event. Congratulations, Will and Kate. And blessings on your new little one. Long live the future King of England.
Royal Baby Announcement
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