So there is a new royal prince in England....rejoice....rejoice....but then I rejoice whenever there is a healthy baby born, in a safe environment, into a loving family, no matter where. But I really am happy for William and Kate, and I wish them all the best in their new parenting role. But my heart goes out to that small, helpless, needy soul, and I wish him strength and compassion as he grows.
It is every little girls fantasy to be swept away by a handsome prince and to become a princess with all the pretty dresses and jewels.....but in reality....being a part of any Royal Family...is something I would never wish on anyone. These days there is no privacy for the English royal family. As with popular celebrities world wide...they have selling power and they are used and abused to cash in on that selling power. It's a classic catch 22....the public lap it up...the paparazzi go out of their way to capture it.....circulation increases....the public lap it up...... the paparazzi - well, we all know what happened to Diana. The saddest part is that Diana isn't here now and able to hold her brand new grandson. She had such an impact on her two sons. An impact cut far too short but an impact that has carried on into their adult lives...thankfully. I personally believe that the youngest royals have the best connection to the modern world, and I think it is mainly due to the impact that Diana had on their early years that this has happened.
And as for the new prince....I hope his parents are strong, passionate, thoughtful, humane and forgiving and I wish him all the best. He will not have the same chances we have, as mere mortals, to grow and test our characters through hardship and hard work. His hardships will be very, very different to the ones us everyday people face. And that is why I would never want to swap places with him - or anyone else in the royal family. The hardships and challenges I have had to face, have made me into the person I am today....and I would much rather be the person I am, than be a person of royalty and to be forced and molded into the person the public wants/needs to see.
I have the freedom to be whom I am...they do not. I have privacy...they do not. I have anonymity to make mistakes....they do not. I can make my own decisions...they cannot. So, really, honestly, who is the lucky one???