The due date has come and gone. Boy? Girl? Equine? Straight? Edward?
Royal Baby Watch and Discussion Thread
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 217||07/24/2013|
We are not past the due date. The palace said only "in July."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 1||07/14/2013|
R1, not according to the Bible of all things medical, Us Weekly.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 2||07/14/2013|
Who gives a shit?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 3||07/14/2013|
Elizabeth Diana Windsor, a.k.a. Elizabeth III.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 4||07/14/2013|
It was reported months ago that the due date was July 13. Kate's late.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 5||07/14/2013|
We spun the sperm.....it will be a boy. (or else)
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 6||07/14/2013|
I think it's going to be a girl and the name will be Jane Elizabeth Diana.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 7||07/14/2013|
Charles...and then William.
After those two, it will be many years and time for a female on the throne again. I hope it's a girl.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 8||07/14/2013|
[quote] Charles...and then William.
Nah, Lizzie will outlive Charles. It will then be Wills, followed by little Lizzie III.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 9||07/14/2013|
I think the monarchy will die with Charles. It seems so silly in this day and age, but 10 decades of Elizabeth II has bought the Windsors a little more time.
Anyway, when Prince Balding and the Duchess of Do-Nothing have their royal crotchfruit, they should name her Diana Camilla Jade.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 10||07/14/2013|
She probably had the kid already and just wants to starve herself back to her previous anorexic shape before she has to go in front of the media
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 11||07/14/2013|
Elizabeth Diana Carole Dorothy
George Philip Charles Michael
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 12||07/14/2013|
[quote]It was reported months ago that the due date was July 13.
The Palace said no such thing, ever.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 13||07/14/2013|
Arthur James if a boy (nod to Wales and Scotland)
Elizabeth Victoria if a girl
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 14||07/14/2013|
[quote]10 decades of Elizabeth II has bought the Windsors a little more time.
It only feels like ten decades.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 16||07/15/2013|
Palace not ready for bris (circumcision) Posted: 12:11 AM, July 15, 2013
Cindy Adams In a London Letter to the Editor, Michael Cole, formerly of the BBC, writes that Prince William’s grandparents-in-law Dorothy and Ronald Goldsmith are “both Jews.” Dorothy’s parents? “Both Jews.” “A Jew on her matriarchal side, Kate’s baby will be a Jew per Jewish law and tradition.”
A bris in Buckingham?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 17||07/15/2013|
[quote]Kate’s baby will be a Jew per Jewish law and tradition
In all likelihood the monarchy will topple and disappear long before its Jewish heir becomes "Defender of the Faith" of the Church of England.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 18||07/15/2013|
"Accept it — Kate Middleton is not a Jewish princess"
Prepare yourself for the most disappointing news of the week — the royal baby will not be Jewish.
Hopes for a kosher birth were raised when The Times published a letter from no less an authority than the former BBC court correspondent Michael Cole, claiming that the Duchess of Cambridge had identifiable Jewish roots.
Mr Cole had looked at the family tree of the duchess’s mother and was pretty confident in his assertion. “Carole Middleton is the daughter of Ronald Goldsmith and Dorothy Harrison, both Jews. The parents of Dorothy were Robert Harrison and Elizabeth Temple, both Jews. Elizabeth was descended from the Myers, a distinguished 19th-century Jewish family.”
He concluded: “The Duchess of Cambridge is a Jew on her matriarchal side, and therefore her baby will be a Jew.”
But now a leading genealogist has poured cold water on suggestions that a Jewish king or queen will ascend to the throne in the not too distant future.
“It’s nonsense,” said Doreen Berger, the chairman of the Jewish Genealogy Society (JGS). “I have been researching Kate Middleton’s ancestry since it looked like she was getting engaged to Prince William.
“I’ve looked back as far as it’s possible to look back and she doesn’t have a Jewish link at all — it’s just not true. I’m 100 per cent sure.”
She added that Mr Cole was “confused. The names — Myers and Goldsmiths — are shared by non-Jews as well as Jews. Carole Middleton’s ancestors were a coal miner and a carpenter and they were not from Jewish areas.”
Ms Berger said her research was definitive but she acknowledged that it would not prevent people clinging to the idea that Prince William had married an authentically Jewish princess. “I don’t know where it came from but it keeps coming up. It’s a hard rumour to stop.”
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 19||07/15/2013|
There can only be TWO names for this child! "Ulysses David," if it's a boy! And if it's a girl, "Ulyssia David-a"!
And THAT'S IT!!!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 20||07/15/2013|
R19, Why didn't the New York Post review Cindy Adams column for authenticity?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 21||07/15/2013|
Because it's the New York Post.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 22||07/15/2013|
R22, Not familiar with the New York Post, and not an East Coaster. Notice that they acquire articles from Tony Ortega's blog.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 23||07/15/2013|
r23, where are you from? You cannot be from the US and not know the NY Post.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 24||07/15/2013|
Her due date was not this weekend. She would not have travelled all the way to her parents' house and so far away from the hospital if she was that close to her delivery date. Also, William would have been close by if she was that near. The date was obviously a red herring.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 25||07/15/2013|
R26, Does CNN have any more credibility than the New York Post? I'm not up to date on the reliability of all of these "news sources."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 27||07/16/2013|
[quote]Boy? Girl? Equine? Straight? Edward?
Stillborn is not an option?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 29||07/17/2013|
Has the Queen become more interactive in her old age? Or is it that she's always chatted with people on her walkabouts and now everyone records everything with their phones? Last week she allowed her picture to be taken with a little Girl Scout and her troop's stuffed animal mascot. Here she's talking to a little kid about anticipating the arrival.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 30||07/17/2013|
Royal watchers eagerly await the arrival of a child that will be heir to the British throne. Here's what you need to know and the latest developments:
• Queen Elizabeth II is among those keen for the new baby to greet the world. On a visit to northern England Wednesday, she was asked by a little girl whether she wants her great-grandchild to be a boy or a girl. The queen replied: "I don't think I mind. I would very much like it to arrive. I'm going on holiday."
• The Duchess of Cambridge is now overdue. A royal source tells CNN that her due date was July 13. She and Prince William announced at the start of the year that the baby was due in July, but did not announce the date.
• Prince Charles' wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, said Monday that the family was on tenterhooks for the baby's arrival -- and suggested it could be very soon. "We're all waiting at the end of a telephone," she said, in an exchange filmed by ITV. "I hope by the end of the week, he or she will be there."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 31||07/18/2013|
It will be a girl and maybe, just maybe, her middle name will be Diana. I think it will be a pretty name, unlike the ones Sarah Ferguson chose -- Beatrice and ???
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 32||07/18/2013|
Eugenie, R32. Miss Scarlett told me if it was a girl she was going to name it Eugenia Victoria.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 33||07/18/2013|
False alarm. Turns out I just had to take a massive dump.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 35||07/18/2013|
Just plop the bloody creature already!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 37||07/18/2013|
Did it get stuck?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 38||07/18/2013|
No baby? Where's the baby?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 40||07/18/2013|
Kate is going to end up at the hospital by her parents house. Just watch. It's what she has wanted from the beginning. But the Queen vetoed that plan.
Big face on the press sitting out there for a week. Spending god knows how much. But I bet William doesn't mind that one bit.
If Katherine/William can pull this off, I think there will be a shift in the power struggle within the royal family.
Wolf was going ballistic talking to the British reporter. Strongly suggested that CNN Britain get a crew over to the other hospital and pronto.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 41||07/18/2013|
I know this doesn't fit here but since I can't start threads I don't have much choice. Queen Elizabeth ripped Governor Christie over his gay marriage stance.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 42||07/18/2013|
R42 Did you also know the word gullible is not in the dictionary?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 43||07/18/2013|
You DO realise that Borowitz is a parody piece, don't you, R42?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 45||07/18/2013|
Bitch needs to quit milking the situation. Drop that baby weight, Kate!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 46||07/18/2013|
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Caroline
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 48||07/19/2013|
No baby yet?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 49||07/19/2013|
R42, lookin' to buy a bridge? Got one right here.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 50||07/19/2013|
I realize Kate's reluctant to give birth because she'll have to go back to work shortly thereafter.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 52||07/19/2013|
Push! Push! Think of England.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 54||07/19/2013|
Won't this baby get here? It must like it in there.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 55||07/19/2013|
Does the Tiny Windsor automatically outrank his/her mum from the moment s/he finally exits the Royal Womb?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 56||07/19/2013|
Yes, VOTN. It'll become 3rd in the British Line of Succession; however, as long as William is alive, Kate's not exactly chopped liver. Her rank runs parallel to her husband's in terms of social stature; however, she holds very little (ceremonial) power.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 57||07/19/2013|
Well, they've already let her christen a ship, so...
I'd just hate for her to end up like Anne, having to do all of the Tesco-ribbon cuttings with no actual share of the fun parts. You know, the beheadings and so forth.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 58||07/19/2013|
Carlotta Brigitte Tiphanni Dawn Windsor. Bitches
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 60||07/19/2013|
I predict she will give birth to a pillow.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 61||07/19/2013|
Sweetie, darling, at least she isn't like Fergie! Such an embarrassment!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 62||07/19/2013|
Kate has to curtsy to Camilla.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 63||07/19/2013|
Baby Cambridge is probably hiding out in it's mother's womb because it heard about Horsey Camilla.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 64||07/19/2013|
If its a girl, decades from now Europe will be dominated by reigning queens:
Norway- Queen Ingrid Alexandra Belgium- Queen Elisabeth The Netherlands- Queen Catharine Amalia Sweden- Queen Estelle Spain- Queen Leonor (not sure if this has been finalized though, maybe a brother could bump her) The UK- ???
Japan should have a reigning empress by then, but the princess (rightful heir after her father) has been pushed aside in succession
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 65||07/19/2013|
[quote]Kate has to curtsy to Camilla.
As she does to the ugly-stepsisters Beatrice and Eugenia. That'll put her in her place.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 66||07/19/2013|
[quote]As she does to the ugly-stepsisters Beatrice and Eugenia. That'll put her in her place.
Wait until she's Queen Consort and see her exact revenge.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 68||07/20/2013|
When Diana was stripped of her HRH title, she was obligated to curtsy to Princess Michael of Kent who is/was another resident of Kensington Palace. However, she sent a note to Diana that it wouldn't be expected.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 69||07/20/2013|
If they have any subsequent daughters, will the daughters get bullshit titles like Anne?
And does Good Queen Bess care at all about her other great-grandchildren?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 70||07/20/2013|
VOTN, which bullshit titles does Anne have?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 71||07/20/2013|
I'm referring to "The Princess Royal." It's not hereditary, and neither of her children have titles, unlike all her nieces and nephews.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 72||07/20/2013|
Princess Royal was a great honor bestowed on her by her mother in recognition of how hard she works for her charities And how much dignity she's brought to the royal family. It is hardly bullshit.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 73||07/20/2013|
VOTN, Princess Royal has been around since the 1600s. It's one of the rarer titles. There have only been seven.
"Princess Royal is a style customarily (but not automatically) awarded by a British monarch to his or her eldest daughter. The style is held for life, so a princess cannot be given the style during the lifetime of another Princess Royal."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 74||07/20/2013|
There can only be one Princess Royal alive at any given time. No one but Anne can have the title until she dies.
The Princess Royal also has to be given to the child of a sitting monarch who is the eldest daughter but who is not the direct heir to the throne.
If William and Kate's firstborn is a female, she will be Princess ____ of Cambridge until her father inherits the throne, at which point since the rules have now changed I assume she becomes the Princess of Wales.
If William and Kate's firstborn is male, then the eldest daughter after him could be made the Princess Royal when William inherits the throne if Anne is dead. But even then it does not come automatically; it has to be granted specifically by the monarch. Queen Victoria gave the title to her daughter Vicky at birth, but Elizabeth II waited until Anne was middle-aged to give her the title, even though the previous Princess Royal had died more than 20 years earlier.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 75||07/20/2013|
I'm just saying, she didn't get it until her mother gave it to her (She would still be Princess Anne even thought it, right?). Tiny Windsor will be automatically anointed and bump her even further down the line. Plus, like I said, she's the one that has to open every Tesco, and doesn't get to condemn people to the Tower or issue Royal Warrants or anything fun like that.
I assume whenever Betty either abdicates or dies, Charles will probably be a little more benevolent towards the Siblings Phillips, and at least knight them or something.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 76||07/20/2013|
[quote]And does Good Queen Bess care at all about her other great-grandchildren?
She probably will because she's a nice family woman. She likes her non-royal grandchildren supposedly as much as her royal grandchildren: Peter Phillips is reportedly her and Philip's favorite grandchild, though they also dote on William and Beatrice. (Harry, Eugenie, Zara, Cross-Eyes and little James also are loved by them too, of course.)
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 77||07/20/2013|
VOTN, one of Princess Anne's children, Zara Phillips, is the fictional monarch, Queen Zara, in the graphic novel, V for Vendetta.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 78||07/20/2013|
Destynee Khaleesi Windsor
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 79||07/20/2013|
Oh, I know that.
But for that to actually happen, Zara would have to lose her grandmother, her uncles, her cousins, her mother, her brother, and then her niece and nephew.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 80||07/20/2013|
She was born a princess, correct. She probably does open Tescos and doesn't condemn people to the Tower, but not even the monarch condemns people to the Tower any longer.I think her siblings also open Tescos and places like that. :)
The Queen offered Captain Mark Phillips, Anne's first husband, an earldom, but he turned it down. Similarly, they did not want titles for their children. Don't blame the Queen for a lack of benevolence to the "Siblings Phillips"; blame their parents.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 81||07/20/2013|
VOTN, at the time V for Vendetta was written, Zara was quite high up in the royal succession and presumably in the nuclear conflict, other members of the royal family were killed or, being relatively young and pliable, she was selected by the government to be a puppet monarch.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 82||07/20/2013|
Still not baby? Is it still?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 83||07/20/2013|
Is it too soon for some dead baby jokes?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 84||07/20/2013|
[quote]The due date has come and gone
That "due date" was created by the media and gambling houses. The real due date is the 4th week in July.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 85||07/20/2013|
It's never too soon for dead baby jokes. Please proceed.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 86||07/20/2013|
baby will be a boy. She bought a baby blue Buggaboo pram in the not too distant past
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 88||07/21/2013|
Hoping for Baby King Arthur soon!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 89||07/21/2013|
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 90||07/21/2013|
So cool if we had a real King Arthur in our lifetime.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 91||07/21/2013|
Even tho I was initially hoping for a boy, now really I do hope, for the baby´s sake it will be a girl.
You see, men of the Windsor family start being extremely good looking, but by the time they are in their late 20's it all goes to hell.
William is the most recent example. Harry will become hideous by the time he's 40.
And, by looking of vintage photos, both Andrew and Edward were very handsome young men. Now one is bloated, and the other is downright ugly.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 92||07/21/2013|
I remember when William was the best looking guy in the world. I think Kate's non-cousin/non-related genes will help.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 93||07/21/2013|
I don't understand why Harry is viewed as good looking. He is a very average looking guy who is well groomed.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 94||07/21/2013|
Yeah, Kate's brother is ugly, so that won't help either.
PS: Just discovered that Charles' brother Edward for a very brief period 1981-1984 was extremely good looking, even hot, if I dare to say so.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 95||07/21/2013|
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 96||07/21/2013|
Poof is more like it.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 97||07/21/2013|
If the media hadn't started this baby watch so damn early, then no one would be getting so anxious. But like everything else, the media and gossip rags beat a dead horse into the ground until no one cares about whatever the issue happens to be.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 98||07/21/2013|
Is this shit still going on? She hasn't popped it out yet?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 99||07/21/2013|
They need to take her to Stonehenge tomorrow for the full moon. Put her at center, form a wide circle, and sing something suitable.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 100||07/21/2013|
If it's a girl, I'm hoping they name her Jemima Puddle-duck.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 101||07/21/2013|
Leo is 2 days away, I think the new heir to the throne will be a LION!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 102||07/21/2013|
Waity Katie takes her goddamn time with everything. Maybe she'll have the kid in 8 years too.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 103||07/21/2013|
She needs to start dressing her salads with balsamic vinegar.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 104||07/21/2013|
CNN Breaking News: Prince William’s wife Catherine is at the hospital to give birth to their first child.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 105||07/22/2013|
Bloody well about time.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 106||07/22/2013|
Finally. That thing was getting too comfortable in there.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 107||07/22/2013|
"Royal baby is on the way; Catherine enters hospital"
I hope this doesn't mess with the Queen's holiday.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 108||07/22/2013|
I hope it's not deformed.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 109||07/22/2013|
What if she has triplets?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 110||07/22/2013|
Royal baby: Pregnant duchess taken to hospital
The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital and is in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace has said.
She travelled by car from the palace to St Mary's in Paddington, west London, with her husband the Duke of Cambridge.
The couple do not know the gender of their first child, who will be third in line to the throne.
The BBC's Nick Witchell said there was likely to be no more news until the official announcement of the birth.
The world's press have been camped outside St Mary's for days in anticipation of the birth. The due date had never been officially announced but had widely been expected to be mid-July.
The Duke of Cambridge has been with his wife on annual leave and will have two weeks' paternity leave.
Catherine's final public appearance before the birth was at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in June.
Under new laws to succession the baby will remain third in line to the throne regardless of gender.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011, watched on television by millions of people around the world.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 111||07/22/2013|
It will look like Winston Churchill. All babies look like Winston Churchill.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 112||07/22/2013|
Of course all of us here in the US get stuck with crimes of the century on CNN. As if they haven't played it 25 times before.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 113||07/22/2013|
I want the bsby to be a male who grows up to realize he wants to be a woman. Queen Arthur.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 114||07/22/2013|
Still not here?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 115||07/22/2013|
It's only been four hours. While I'm sure they've paid to have the quickest and most painless form of childbirth available to medical science, that would be a tad fast.
Just, thank god she married well and doesn't have to depend on the whims of the National Health.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 116||07/22/2013|
I'm so fucking sick and tired of hearing about this baby.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 117||07/22/2013|
Thanks, VOTN. I have no experience with labor and how many hours it typically takes.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 118||07/22/2013|
I hope it's a girl. Afterall, the changes in the law about the first born female becoming queen will be all for naught for at least another 30 years.
After Charles and William's turn, I won't be around to see it, but after William, it should be a Queen again.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 119||07/22/2013|
For a first time mother, labor takes an average of ~10 hours. Depending on when Kate's labor started, it could still be a bit of a haul before the Anointed One emerges from the Royal Vadge.
So, just smoke copious amounts of weed and relax. I'm trying to decide what she's going to name it.
So far, I've come up with Seaking if it's a boy (after those helicopters William flies), and Tiggy if it's a girl.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 120||07/22/2013|
Did she give birth to Baby Gino yet?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 121||07/22/2013|
VOTN, do you thinking any beheadings should take place to celebrate the birth, or is this an event only worthy of Anne opening a couple of Tescos?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 122||07/22/2013|
The "private" hospital Kate is in is the NHS with bells on. If she needs specialist care ect she will be using NHS services. That is why she is in there as it's very close to other specialist units.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 123||07/22/2013|
Probably the latter.
Isn't the Queen already up at Balmoral? That's her time to walk around in a housecoat, smoke weed, and basically chill from her duties as head of state. She's not going to harsh her buzz by hopping on the Royal Flight back to London until she knows for sure that the littlest heir is healthy and penised.
Although, there is that public square right in front of Edinburgh Castle, so I guess she could have the Scottish Executive arrange a few beheading in a crunch.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 124||07/22/2013|
Baby quiz. Kind of funny.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 125||07/22/2013|
What the hell is La Maison de Bang Bang?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 127||07/22/2013|
I don't know, VOTN, but I think it is something DL should know about and make fun of constantly.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 128||07/22/2013|
Maison de Bang Bang
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 129||07/22/2013|
Well, you know that when the baby finally arrives, Charles is going to take forever to get there, because he's going to have to ask his drive to stop every time he passes a plant between Clarence House and the hospital, just so he can get out and ask how it's doing.
I've been trying imagine what Philip would say if, after the baby is born, it's mysteriously a different race.
I'm going to hell (or the Tower) for this.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 130||07/22/2013|
[quote]I'm so fucking sick and tired of hearing about this baby.
Oh, we've barely even begun.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 131||07/22/2013|
VOTN, do you think the Queen likes to toke and stroke (Philip that is or a house servant) while at Balmoral when she's not signing the occasional warrant or asking Anne to pick up some cream at Tesco?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 132||07/22/2013|
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 133||07/22/2013|
[quote]VOTN, do you think the Queen likes to toke and stroke (Philip that is or a house servant) while at Balmoral when she's not signing the occasional warrant or asking Anne to pick up some cream at Tesco?
I think she's currently out testing the hydraulics on Ye Royal Low-Rider and blasting rap as loud as the system will go.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 134||07/22/2013|
OMG! It's a baby.. So many babies are born every day! This is Suri Cruise all over again! We are not giving birth to the messiah people! It will Shit, cry, spit up, and be all spoiled in fine accoutrements for the rest of its life. All babies are special human beings not just the ones born into fame and fortune.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 135||07/22/2013|
Krystol Shyanne Windsor
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 136||07/22/2013|
Is there a chance the baby is of a different race? I need to get my speech ready.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 137||07/22/2013|
Can someone please start a thread with a poll predicting the babies gender?
Thanks in advance.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 138||07/22/2013|
Her Royal *High*ness has been annoying the staff by going around randomly firing her Glock 9 in the air, and flashing gang signs at the Royal Company of Archers.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 139||07/22/2013|
It's spelled "babby" on DL, if I recall correctly.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 140||07/22/2013|
I find all those Britons living in their tiny homes (while the aristocracy owns one third of the land) being all atwitter about the birth of another Royal while they're just scraping by and their own kids are doing without, sad.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 141||07/22/2013|
R140, "babby" on applies to "athiests" when devoting the spawn of good Christians.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 142||07/22/2013|
I meant to write "devouring".
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 143||07/22/2013|
Oh, can it R141. England isn't the third world. Royal baby watching is a celebration of a positive event. It unites people.
Wish we had something positive to unite us instead of constantly sneering our disgust for the likes of the Kartrashians and Honey Boo Boo.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 144||07/22/2013|
If it's a girl they should called her Patsy.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 145||07/22/2013|
R,145, what would be its middle name? Kensit?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 146||07/22/2013|
R146 must be new here.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 147||07/22/2013|
Will the BBC have a V cam (or C cam for DLers) so we can see the birth live?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 148||07/22/2013|
Kate pussy hasn't been stretched to the max since Harry gave her the royal treatment at Sandringham!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 149||07/22/2013|
[quote]R,145, what would be its middle name? Kensit?
I name the child Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau... Mountbatten-Windsor! Now take it away! And bring me another lover.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 150||07/22/2013|
Her Royal *High*ness has just completed a round of prank-calling the other crowned heads of state. Willem-Alexander, being new to the gig, actually went and checked to see if the refrigerator was running.
Now, she's got a killer case of the munchies and she keeps texting Anne to bring home some wine gums, an extra-large bag of Smarties, and a few 40s of malt liquor.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 151||07/22/2013|
How did the newly-installed King of the Belgians, Phillippe, take the crank call?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 152||07/22/2013|
Count on seeing North West soon.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 153||07/22/2013|
Is this baby the Kwisatz Haderach?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 154||07/22/2013|
Kate's been in labor for several hours now. Has she ever worked this long in her entire life???
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 155||07/22/2013|
So the little pip is on its way finally.
Alexandra Elizabeth Victoria Diana if a girl. James Philip Charles Henry if a boy.
VOTN so glad to see you here :) Always a welcome presence on the DL during major events.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 156||07/22/2013|
R141 - Luckily that is the one thing we retained from British rule. People in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago live in cringe worthy housing while the rest of us live on estates (usually two of them). These are the things that make life worth living.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 157||07/22/2013|
[quote]Will the BBC have a V cam (or C cam for DLers) so we can see the birth live?
Well, the Home Secretary won't be there so maybe it will be recorded. Just in case.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 158||07/22/2013|
There hasn't been a Charlotte for a while, has there been? I don't think it would matter that Queen Charlotte had been German -- so was Victoria and Vicky is considered the queen of all queens in Britain.
Of course, Mandy would be nice. Or how about Kaylee or Jaydin? Or, put them together and you get Kaydin, a perfect 21st century.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 159||07/22/2013|
[quote]How did the newly-installed King of the Belgians, Phillippe, take the crank call?
He let a stream of Walloon curses under his breath, rolled his eyes, and mimed taking a toke off a joint to Queen Mathilde when she asked him what was going on.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 160||07/22/2013|
There was a princess Amelia once. I think it's a suitable name.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 161||07/22/2013|
R161, how about Amelia Bedelia Windsor?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 162||07/22/2013|
Maison de bang bang is for rent
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 163||07/22/2013|
Is it by the hour, R163?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 164||07/22/2013|
It's a boy!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 165||07/22/2013|
Born 4 fucking hours ago and NOW they announce it.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 166||07/22/2013|
Robert Matthew Carson Windsor, named for Downton Abbey!
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 167||07/22/2013|
Finally. She must have a very tight pussy.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 168||07/22/2013|
Will he also be a queen like Edward?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 169||07/22/2013|
[quote]Oh, can it [R141]. England isn't the third world. Royal baby watching is a celebration of a positive event. It unites people.
The monarchy has caused so much damage, so much bloodshed, these people should not be celebrated.
Try getting a fucking life, and stay out of this woman's twat.
It's another entitled rich brat.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 170||07/22/2013|
Speaking of strange names, 49th in the royal line of succession is Zenouska Mowatt.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 171||07/22/2013|
So what? Who cares?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 172||07/22/2013|
Have they been able to reach Anne at Tesco to let her know if the birth?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 173||07/22/2013|
[quote]The monarchy has caused so much damage, so much bloodshed,
The monarch has had no role in the actual government of the nation for more than three full centuries.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 174||07/22/2013|
But they can do beheadings, issue warrants and open Tescos.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 175||07/22/2013|
When he becomes king, will we be fortunate enough to still sing "God Save the Queen"?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 176||07/22/2013|
Her Royal *High*ness was informed of the birth after her footmen had been banging on the door for over an hour, trying to be heard over the Bob Marley. She'd just gotten some primo chronic in a care package from His Excellency, Sir Patrick Allen, the current Governor-General of Jamaica, and well, it was 4:20 *somewhere*.
She told the footmen to sod off, because they were harshing her buzz, and then resumed blowing smoke into the Corgis' ears.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 177||07/22/2013|
VOTN, is it a coincidence that the announced birth time was 4:24? It was probably 4:20 but the palace likely changed it from 4:20 so as to draw attention away from Her "High"nesses common habit. They're blowing smoke up the public's collective asses, so to speak.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 178||07/22/2013|
What is the last name of Charles, William and Harry? Is it Windsor?
Like what does it say on their driving license?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 179||07/22/2013|
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 180||07/22/2013|
R179, I know that at school, and I think work, William and Harry went with the surname "Wales".
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 181||07/22/2013|
Does the entire family fall under the name of "The House of Windsor" I realize that Charles is referred to as Wales and Wiliam as Cambridge, but those aren't really their last names or "houses of?" I thought that those names are titles that somewhat serve as unofficial last names until they assume the throne.
Then once they actually sit on the throne and become king (or queen), doesn't "Windsor" become their last name once again?
Queen Elizabeth's "last name" if you want to call it that was unofficially "York" being the daughter of the Duke of York. She was Princess Elizabeth of York when she was young. But once she became queen, she fell under "The House of Windsor," and "York" went away to be used by the next Duke and Duchess of York, Andrew and Sarah. From what I've read, "York" has generally been reserved for the second son of the monarch, which is what Elizabeth's father was--and which is Prince Andrew now.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 182||07/22/2013|
I don't think they technically have last names.
If you were to look at Charles' passport (assuming that he had to clear customs like the rest of us peasants), it would say something like "Charles, Prince of the Royal Blood."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 183||07/22/2013|
Sometime this afternoon, Carole Middleton received a request for a collect call from a "Kate Weadababyitzaboy." She refused the charges.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 184||07/22/2013|
Here's a Huffington Post article regarding last names:
"Now that Prince William and Kate Middleton are married, some are wondering their last name.
Like other descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, William's surname is Mountbatten-Windsor, and it will be Kate's too by marriage.
As explained by the official British royal website, the Queen's descendants carry the royal surname Windsor, as well as the name Mountbatten to reflect her husband Prince Philip's surname.
The royal website explains further that the surnames are not always used, only when they are formally needed, such as the case of marriage.
While Prince William will be recorded as a Mountbatten-Windsor in the marriage registry today, he may choose a new name at a later point, specifically if and when he becomes king. As explained here, "Since a royal proclamation is not binding on succeeding rulers, King William could decide to add a name or two."
Prince William and Kate, who will go by the name of Catherine, also gained the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge upon their marriage today, conferred upon them by Queen Elizabeth II."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 185||07/22/2013|
Here's the explanation from the site of the UK monarchy:
"People often ask whether members of the Royal Family have a surname, and, if so, what it is.
Members of the Royal Family can be known both by the name of the Royal house, and by a surname, which are not always the same. And often they do not use a surname at all.
Before 1917, members of the British Royal Family had no surname, but only the name of the house or dynasty to which they belonged.
Kings and princes were historically known by the names of the countries over which they and their families ruled. Kings and queens therefore signed themselves by their first names only, a tradition in the United Kingdom which has continued to the present day.
The names of dynasties tended to change when the line of succession was taken by a rival faction within the family (for example, Henry IV and the Lancastrians, Edward IV and the Yorkists, Henry VII and the Tudors), or when succession passed to a different family branch through females (for example, Henry II and the Angevins, James I and the Stuarts, George I and the Hanoverians).
Just as children can take their surnames from their father, so sovereigns normally take the name of their 'House' from their father. For this reason, Queen Victoria's eldest son Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (the family name of his father Prince Albert). Edward VII's son George V became the second king of that dynasty when he succeeded to the throne in 1910.
In 1917, there was a radical change, when George V specifically adopted Windsor, not only as the name of the 'House' or dynasty, but also as the surname of his family. The family name was changed as a result of anti-German feeling during the First World War, and the name Windsor was adopted after the Castle of the same name.
At a meeting of the Privy Council on 17 July 1917, George V declared that 'all descendants in the male line of Queen Victoria, who are subjects of these realms, other than female descendants who marry or who have married, shall bear the name of Windsor'.
The Royal Family name of Windsor was confirmed by The Queen after her accession in 1952. However, in 1960, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh decided that they would like their own direct descendants to be distinguished from the rest of the Royal Family (without changing the name of the Royal House), as Windsor is the surname used by all the male and unmarried female descendants of George V.
It was therefore declared in the Privy Council that The Queen's descendants, other than those with the style of Royal Highness and the title of Prince/Princess, or female descendants who marry, would carry the name of Mountbatten-Windsor.
This reflected Prince Philip's surname. In 1947, when Prince Philip of Greece became naturalised, he assumed the name of Philip Mountbatten as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
The effect of the declaration was that all The Queen's children, on occasions when they needed a surname, would have the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
For the most part, members of the Royal Family who are entitled to the style and dignity of HRH Prince or Princess do not need a surname, but if at any time any of them do need a surname (such as upon marriage), that surname is Mountbatten-Windsor.
The surname Mountbatten-Windsor first appeared on an official document on 14 November 1973, in the marriage register at Westminster Abbey for the marriage of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips.
A proclamation on the Royal Family name by the reigning monarch is not statutory; unlike an Act of Parliament, it does not pass into the law of the land. Such a proclamation is not binding on succeeding reigning sovereigns, nor does it set a precedent which must be followed by reigning sovereigns who come after.
Unless The Prince of Wales chooses to alter the present decisions when he becomes king, he will continue to be of the House of Windsor and his grandchildren will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 186||07/22/2013|
"But once she became queen, she fell under 'The House of Windsor'"
She was always under the House of Windsor, as the above posts explain. Her father was of the House of Windsor but was also Duke of York. He later he became the king upon the abdication of his brother. Elizabeth was Princess of York just as the new baby, who is son of the Duke of Cambridge (who uses "Wales" in the military and used it at school) is Prince of Cambridge. In addition, as someone mentioned, it wasn't expected that Elizabeth would become queen.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 187||07/22/2013|
Thank you, R185, R186. Very helpful and thorough.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 188||07/22/2013|
Will the boy be circumcised?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 189||07/23/2013|
The article leaves out the fact that the Mountbatten name was Battenburg and was changed during WWI to sound less German.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 190||07/23/2013|
r190 .....and has the same meaning.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 191||07/23/2013|
I wonder when Tina Brown is going to announce the name of the baby.
After all, as she told us after the fact, she knew in advance that Kate was going to be wearing McQueen at the wedding.
Her Royal *High*ness knows she's got to put in a public appearance, so she's hoovered up a line of Harry's really good blow, and has regretfully sent the Royal Iced-Out Grill back to the secret vault in the Tower.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 192||07/23/2013|
They finally showed him too the world.
Oh, and VOTN, in case you're interested Anne finally emerged from Tesco and said the following: "nothing to do with me, but it's very good news." See link.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 193||07/23/2013|
Saw that r193. LOVE Princess Anne, she is so no nonsense and no bullshit. Wouldn't expect anything less from her in the response department. Bet she thinks all the fuss is ridiculous.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 194||07/23/2013|
I agree, R194. Many say "neigh" when it comes to Princess Anne but I say "hay!"
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 195||07/23/2013|
Princess Anne doesn't want any of the royal baby spotlight on her! Prince William's aunt sent well-wishes to her nephew on the birth of his first child, but did so rather begrudgingly.
"Nothing to do with me, but it's very good news," the Princess Royal, 62, said on the birth of her grandnephew. Prince William and wife Kate Middleton welcomed their their baby boy on Monday, July 22 at 4:24 p.m. London time at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and the sister of Prince Charles. She was married from 1973 to 1992 to Captain Mark Phillips, with whom she had two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips. Since 1992, she has been married to Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
Princess Anne, who is 10th in line for the throne, was the first royal since 1504 to refuse titles for her family. Wanting a low-key life, she declined an earldom for husband Phillips and lord and lady titles for her offspring, Peter and Zara.
The Olympic equestrian was also none too pleased with pregnancy. Being with child "is a boring nine months," she has said. "It's an occupational hazard of being a wife!" As it happens, her daughter Zara is expecting her first child with husband Mike Tindall in early 2014.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 196||07/23/2013|
I never noticed it before, but this thread has unveiled a vastly more interesting / fun VOTN.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 197||07/23/2013|
R197, I too have enjoyed VOTN lighter and fun side on this thread. It's been a sincere pleasure to hear him talk about Her Royal "High"ness and Anne opening Tescos.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 198||07/23/2013|
The queen in visiting the baby now.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 199||07/24/2013|
If Anne had accepted titles of lord and lady for her children, would Zara have been pressured not to marry the soccer skell husband?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 200||07/24/2013|
Rajiv Muhammed Singh Windsor
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 201||07/24/2013|
[quote] "Nothing to do with me, but it's very good news," the Princess Royal, 62
Why did Anne have to say, "Nothing to do with me"? Why couldn't she have just said, "It's very good news." or "I am happy for them."
Rather cunty to point out it's nothing to do with her. It's nothing to do with Kermit and Miss Piggy, either, but they said "Congratulations" and didn't point out that it's nothing to do with the Muppets.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 202||07/24/2013|
Why would you give a name to a timepiece? And how can it be a "boy" or a "girl"?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 203||07/24/2013|
Yeah, the "nothing to do with me," bit sounds psycho, unless she is wondering why she is being asked about it.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 204||07/24/2013|
Give Anne a break. Those eight-hour shifts behind the register at Tesco are exhausting.
Especially since she forgot to pick up the box of nappies Her Royal *High*ness wanted, and HRH will cut a bitch over that.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 205||07/24/2013|
[quote] unless she is wondering why she is being asked about it.
Oh please. Why would she "wonder why she is being asked about it"? Her whole country is talking about it. The globe is talking about it.
It's not all that whacky that she would be asked to comment on the new royal baby which happens to be her grand nephew. People all over the world are talking and tweeting about it. It's nothing to do with anybody here, yet we're commenting on it. (Without pointing out that it's nothing to do with us, though obviously it isn't anything to do with us.)
"Well, it's quite nice for them, isn't it?" would be appropriate.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 206||07/24/2013|
When did Anne drop the royal "we"? Time was she would have said, "It's nothing to do with us."
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 207||07/24/2013|
Anne's remark alludes to her relative demotion within the New Royal Order. The new heir underlines the message sent by the streamlined Royals on the balcony last year. Long live The Queen, but thereafter the future is male. Anne is feeling the gear-change of History.
On the plus side, Anne will surely inherit Philips's mantle of Speaking Out. She'd play the part of formidable old dame to perfection. Could be fun.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 208||07/24/2013|
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 209||07/24/2013|
It seems to me Anne said something similar when Wills was born.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 210||07/24/2013|
I hate to say this becuase she does have her good points, but all in all Anne isn't a very nice person.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 211||07/24/2013|
Cousin Anne once invited me to say with her at Gatcombe Park, she made me sleep in the stables with the horses.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 212||07/24/2013|
So, R212, does Anne snore?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 213||07/24/2013|
George Alexander Louis. I hope he becomes King Alexander.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 214||07/24/2013|
Horrible name. Fat, stuffy, smells like old cigars.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 215||07/24/2013|
Didn't Anne live in the US for years? Was that because of her first husband? Where does she live now?
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 216||07/24/2013|
Anne lives in Gloucestershire at Gatcombe Park, where she's lived for years. She never lived in the US.
|by The Duchess of Cornhole||reply 217||07/24/2013|