Why Americans love the #royalbaby more than North West

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| , |

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One of the main questions arising after the Royal Baby media frenzy is: Why do Americans care so much? We moved to an mostly uninhabited land, fought off diseases and fought a revolution just to get away from the monarchy. Are we going soft? Do we want to go back to those days? 

Reasons why Americans care so much about Will, Kate and their son: 

1. We love a Cinderella story. Kate is living out every girls fairy tale of marrying a prince. She came from a "working class" background (which gets me every time because her family has millions, but I guess not even that can buy you a title). We love watching the fairy tale romance evolve and, unlike many royals in the past, Will and Kate look like they truly care about each other.

2. The news needs a positive story every now and then. Fires, floods, earthquakes, murders, the miserable state of the economy...this is the meat of the 24-hour news cycle. The royal baby is like a breath of fresh air.

3. Kate stands in complete contrast to the sorry state of American celebs. Yes, I'm talking to you Amanda, Lyndsey and Kim. Don't think that you having a baby will bring joy to the world like the birth of His Royal Highness. Not gonna happen. When American celebrities have a baby, they decide to sell its photos to the highest tabloid (eh hem...Tom and Katie, I'm looking at you). Even if such a thought crossed the mind of Will and Kate, they would donate all of the proceeds to a charity that, not only do they support monetarily, but also visit and spend time at.

On a side note, my family was living outside of London when Princess Diana died. Remember the photos of people camped outside waiting for her funeral procession? My mom and some of her friends were in that crowd. Sadly, I was five at the time and wondering why the funeral took precedent over my cartoons. How little I had my priorities in order then.

Also, am I the only one who is secretly hopes that they hold the baby up like Simba in The Lion King when they introduce him to the world at Buckingham? 


Kerrin Chance said...

number three...PREACH! ugh american celebrities, don't get me started.

xoxo kerri

Alyssa said...

Totally agree on #2... we gotta have a happy story every now and then!!!