“This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
~ King Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1
I’M NOT what you could call a Royals Watcher. Far from it. I can’t even for the life of me get their names straight. One is married. One has red hair and a wild streak. They’re both British. Never mind, I’ll google it. So, I’m neither fascinated nor disgusted by the fact that a birth in the family is getting a lot of attention. It just makes sense. Why are some so bothered about this? Frankly, to imply that the birth should be viewed by the world as a non-event is to dismiss multiple hundreds of years of British history.
Paparazzi and tabloids aside, the birth of a potential heir to the British throne is hardly on a par with Kim Kardashian giving birth. And really, that’s the point as I see it. It’s not about attributing more worth or value to that human baby life than any other. It’s simply that it is undeniably an event of historical significance. It’s a fact of British history.
Some will care about that fact more than others. Let them care! And I say, some will care about the Super Bowl more than others. Let them care! Viva la difference!
If that gets the proverbial goat, I recommend a ceremonial untwisting of the knickers and a quick check to see how that tent you’ve pitched on the moral high ground is holding up. ;)