The Royal Christening: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
You never know what is running through a person’s head. My husband is always giving me grief for assuming that I know what is going on in his. Whatever, I’m sure I’m usually right.
This morning, when I saw the pictures of the royal christening, I had a million ideas.
First let me say that I think the royal family is just a group of people like everybody else. OK, so they have a crapload more money, but when it comes right down to it, I’m sure they have a lot of the same issues as people in the regular population.
In fact, we’ve seen this to be true. Take wild Prince Harry as an example, running around without his clothes on. He reminds me very much of my younger son – fun-loving and free-spirited and sometimes naked or semi-naked in public.
Or what about that whole deal with Prince Charles and his lover/now wife, Camilla? I mean come on, their affair was a huge scandal. Love/lust – it doesn’t pass you by just because you are rich.
Then there’s the Queen herself. She’s getting old. Probably pretty set in her ways too – like “I said tea was at 4 o’clock darn it, not 4:15″. And she’s starting to move like a turtle. Even with all of her jewels and gowns and dogs and scepters, she could still break a hip.
Of course, there are the royal darlings – Prince William and his beautiful bride Kate. And now with George, baby makes three. I read about how the christening took place at the historic Chapel Royal – the very same spot where they’d laid Princess Diana’s body before her funeral in 1997 – and I thought about all the things that must’ve been going through Prince William’s head, some very solemn and some more lighthearted.
I figured he’d be thinking about his mother, and how much she would’ve loved her first grandchild. I’m getting all teary-eyed just writing about that. But as sad as the notion might be, I know that Prince William is also a dad just like every other dad. And he’s a husband just like every other husband. Having a new baby is no easy task, even with all the help. Besides, Kate and William strike me as a couple who would want to do much of the day-to-day parenting tasks themselves. Thus, I figure that they must be experiencing much of the same things that the rest of us parents have experienced.
When I see this picture, I also wonder if he’s thinking, “My God, I’m tired. Does anybody need me to do anything – like scrub the palace floors? It’s gotta be easier.” Or he maybe he’s thinking, “Is my sex life ever going to get back to normal?” For sure, he’s thinking that.
My answer: sadly William, probably not for a very long time, if ever. Assuming you are going to add two or three more little bambinos, no amount of Royal money can do a darn thing to help that situation. You are about to suffer the same fate as the rest of us – watching show after show of Breaking Bad and eating Doritos out of an empty yoghurt container, so you don’t eat the whole bag, so you don’t get fat. Have at it.