Caitlin Rickard's column: Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their new baby boy stand outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, England, on Tuesday.
Jul 23, 2013
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their new baby boy stand outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, England, on Tuesday.

Doesn’t every little girl wish to be a princess? Prince William was able to grant one lucky girl that wish and now a future king has been born.

For those of you living under a rock, it seems our friends in London added a pretty significant member to their population on Monday.

In case you missed it – and how could you – Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

If any of you are like me you’ve been glued to Twitter and the international news at all hours the past few weeks just to be sure you wouldn’t be the last to know the royal baby was on the way.

And I’ll confess I woke up at 3 a.m. just to watch the royal wedding between Kate and Prince William, too.

Alright I have to admit it; the monarchy fascinates me. I can’t begin to imagine the countless hours I’ve spent obsessing over Princess Diana conspiracies or watching movies like "The Other Boleyn Girl." I find it so intriguing, and slightly absurd, that just by being born into this bloodline you are, for lack of a better word, royalty.

In my head I picture a complete transformation similar to Anne Hathaway in the "Princess Diaries" when she is learning to become the Princess of Genovia. But this bloodline is groomed for greatness from day one. Just as some of us may inherit a family business like a restaurant, this family inherits a country. Normal, right? No pressure at all.

I can’t be sure but I feel like the monarchy used to be way cooler back in the day though. And by “back in the day” I mean the 1400s, and by “cooler” I mean it made for way more interesting movie plots when Henry VIII went through his beheading phase.

Anyway, what does the new member to the royal clan mean you ask?

Prince William and Kate’s son will be the third in line for the throne, so just by being born Monday this little guy is on the fast track to becoming a king, immediately cutting in front of his uncle, Prince Harry. Talk about a demotion within the family business.

I guess in the end Kate Middleton symbolizes hope. Maybe there is such a thing as living happily ever after.

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