Monday 16 October 2017

Woman in London gives birth: another celebrity is here!

Oh go on, give in if you must, but life's too short to coo over a royal baby, writes Eilis O'Hanlon


Eilis O'Hanlon

It's a strange thing to watch seasoned news broadcasters go into feverish, round-the-clock overdrive because a woman in London is having a baby.

Someone should tell them about this place in Dublin called Holles Street Hospital. Women are having babies there all the time. The clue is in the name. Sky TV could probably get a whole channel out of it. Sky Birth. Subscribe here now for pay-per-view pregnancies.

Of course, this isn't any ordinary woman having a baby. This is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - or Kate Middleton, as she was better known for almost 30 years before ditching her perfectly nice name for a cumbersome title - and the daughter she brought into the world this weekend instantly became fourth in line to the English throne.

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