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lp of Michaelís family trust.One mother wedding dresses a line , whose child was in the same house as Kate at Marlborough College, said: There was always something slightly galling about having your child at school with the Middletons.Every pristine item of their clothing would have a beautifully sewn-in name-tape, for instance.It was unthinkable that they would resort to marker pen on labels.Kate and Pippa had the smartest tennis racquets and huge picnics at sports day.It made other families feel rather hopeless, recalled the mother.The Middletons lived comfortably, though not lavishly, sending their three children to private schools with the help of Michaelís family trustOthers might detect overcompensation: a state-school-educated woman from a working-class home who is encountering the intimidating public-school culture for the first time, and doesnít want to let her children down.As Carole must have surmised, only aristocrats can get away with scruffy clothes and stale sandwiches.Those who were raised on Motherís Pride need steady nerves, tenacity and, if possible, a motherís pride to stay the course.If youíre not to the manor (or the manner) born, you have to try that much harder.So hereís a curious thought.Carole, who as a small girl was taken to cheer the Queen by her ardent monarchist mother, would like her descendants to be rather more Windsor; whereas William, who is in search of a socially well-adjusted royal child fit for a scaled-down, 21st-century monarchy, would like his to be more Middleton.The boy born with a silver spoon in his mouth now aspires to emulate the woman raised with cutlery from Woolworths.Truly, the British class system is a wondrous thing.When Charles married Diana, Prince Philip said: At least she will breed some height into the line.Both William and Harry tower over their father.The DNA of this new royal boy carries even more interesting traits from his maternal side: a superb head of hair (farewell, Windsor male-pattern baldness!good looks designer wedding dresses , elegance, social dexterity, poise at altitude and the most ferocious drive.All that, plus the devoted attentions of a working-class girl made very good indeed.Lucky Granny Carole.Lucky little George.was announced on Monday afternoon, I was at home, unceremoniously painting a room in my house.I had the windows open and strained to hear anything in the distance, some faint cheering on the wind, in the manner of mid-afternoons in Euro and World Cup summers.Initially, I thought I heard fanfare, possibly a flourish of cornets but no, that was just the squealing whine of a band saw at a renovation in progress down the street.Waity Katie exacted her revenge with a tide of British baby mania that reached frenzied fever pitch last week then over the weekend, limped and sagged into deflation, impatience and fatigue, like the ache for sleep of a candy floss sugar crash.not the baby, but the date, the hospital.Maybe a Funny or Die video made in advance of a dozen babies being delivered to a bewildered medic, as though the Duchess had a clown car in utero.Iím not quite done yet!But the Windsors arenít that sort.Earnest to a fault (except Harry), boring and predictable (except Harry).It was announced that Kate would be on maternity leave (leave from what, we wondered).If any such Duchess delivery suite video exists, it has an open market value only just below that of a sex tape but itís likely we will be spared either viewing.Instead simple wedding dresses , more headlines grasping.culminating in a static video feed of the hospital door.Waiting for the Toronto mayor to arrive in his chambers via live feed and watching paint dry are two more interesting pursuits, by a mile.Answer: Pretty much like any other maternity ward).As it the custom, an aide walked the terse announcement over to be posted in the public square.it read once affixed to the gates at Bucks House, for the record, although social media in the assembled press spread the word well before the letterhead decree.When I say spread the word, that is literal.Oh that the bouncing 8 lbs 6 ounces had been a daughter!That writ with but a single wordís difference might have been the constitutional and successional equivalent of Martin Luther posting on the church door.That writ with but a single wordís difference might have been the constitutional and successional equivalent of Martin Luther posting on the church doorBut the couple continue to play their courtship/engagement/wedding/marriage straight down the middle, here in Canada we are bathing Torontoís CN Tower blue because itís a boy.As usual, the British royals are so pitifully behind the trend they donít know that yellow and green are the done thing now!or at least, she loved royal offspring.Anne, Charles, booties, blankets: you name it, she clicked her way through skeins to make it.The stamped thank-you letters dispatched in return from the various ladies-in-waiting were just as proudly framed, displayed in pride of place in her lounge around the hearth.For her favourite surrogates William and Harry, she knit and sent sweaters on their birthdays every year until they were out of short pants.Celebrity swag rules have changed since then.That protocol is now that nothing unsolicited is accepted anywhere near the Cambridge camp without forewarning and express permission, although there is still a mechanism in place for receiving unwanted things like booties and passing them along to charity.Perhaps an opportunity to harness all the child-having mania and steer it into a discussion of international issues and challenges to maternal health (Kate: call Christy Turlington-Burns, she knows all about it).Instead, as is now the custom, we will see product spreads pegged to Baby Windsor but really just trying to sell the rest of us stuff with a timely news hook of Baby!and Kate favourite dress label Issa London (remember that sapphire blue engagement photo wrap dress?has a collaboration with Banana Republic arriving in stores in just a couple weeks.The worst is yet to come.figur.
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