The world is holding its collective breath in anticipation. Months of speculation - is it a boy or a girl? What will they name the child? When will we get to see the first photos of the royal baby? The hospital is encircled by the frenzied media. "Breaking News" updates are flashing on the television screen every 5 minutes about this extraordinary event.
But is it?
I hate to be a party pooper, but reproducing and giving birth is not extraordinary by any stretch of the imagination. It is the complete opposite. It is what millions have done before and will do again. It is what humans do, it is what animals do, it is what insects do. Yes folks, that cockroach under your feet reproduces just like you do.
Not only is this event not extraordinary, it is entirely predictable and expected. Would we expect anything else from Will and Kate than to reproduce so soon after marrying? Excuse me while I stifle a yawn.
A truly extraordinary "Breaking News!" event would be for a royal couple to declare they are childfree and will be focusing their energies on other activities. I doubt I will ever see that happen in my lifetime, but I get tingly just thinking about it.