ROYAL BIRTH LOOMS CLOSER BUT ARE WE THAT EXCITED? – It’s a boy, it’s a girl and now the press report that HRH William and HRH Katie don’t actually know the gender of the next addition to the Royal family.
Now that’s out of the way the Daily Mail is running an article with the title “Too Posh to Push” which strikes me as a little more than disrespectful and intrusive.
There are certain things that I find distasteful and certainly disrespectful and that headline has to be one of them.
I fully appreciate that both William and Kate are afforded very little privacy and that comes with the territory of being such high profile figures and I’m all for pointing out discrepancies and wrong-doings when it is called for but is the British press taking Kate’s pregnancy just a little too far?
There are so many important things going on around the world. People are dying, people are achieving miraculous feats and yet the press is running two or three stories a day on Kate’s pregnancy. Why?
You would honestly think, by what is being written, that Kate is the first woman ever to give birth and that somehow her HRH status in life will afford her a more dignified experience. The truth is Kate is just a normal human being like the rest of us and while I am sure the birth will go just fine there is no doubt that it will be a birth just like any other.
I’m a real fan of the Royal family. The Queen and Prince Philip for me are the bastions of society and uphold a long and rich historical tradition that few countries can boast. Without our Royal family I doubt Britain would survive as a nation; it would probably just get swallowed up in Europe and become a distant memory very quickly.
Regardless of my loyalty to the Crown I fail to see why Kate’s pregnancy needs to dominate the newspapers and I wonder just how many loyal subjects feel exactly the same way.
Most of what we read, from the tabloids, is simply made up; which is apparent when you read all the reams of speculation over the gender of the baby.
Why can’t the press simply move on and wait until the little one is born and then there will be no need for speculation and that the facts can then be printed.
As for trying to conjure up images of Kate giving birth, with the headline “Too Posh to Push” I find that more than disturbing and certainly disrespectful and highly distasteful.
It’s time the press moved on to more important issues and allowed the couple to enjoy this time with a modicum of privacy, respect and above all decency.
Do you think the press is taking Kate’s pregnancy too far by reporting every minute detail on a daily basis? Please leave your comments below.