LONDON, England (The Adobo Chronicles) – The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is now four days past her due date.
Kate Middleton, 33, and husband Prince William were scheduled to welcome the second royal baby on Thursday, April 23, but the day came and went with no sign of another little one. This would be their second child. Prince George was born on July 22, 2013.
In the Philippines, another royal baby watch has begun.
Actors Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera have both confirmed that they are expecting a child. Although not exactly royalty, the couple are looked upon as Prince and Princess after their wedding last December was billed as a “Royal Wedding.”
The wedding was the most talked about, expensive and paparazzi-filled event, rivaling that of the British royalty in terms of the wedding gown, bridal car, church ceremony (officiated by eight bishops and seven priests), and life-sized wedding cake, among others. The Best Man was none other than the president of the Philippines.
Filipino netizens have started to get involved in the baby naming process, suggesting names for the royal child. An overzealous fan of the couple even created a website that has ‘pictures’ of what the baby boy or baby girl will look like.
London, U.K. – Reaction to the chosen name of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s first-born was varied — from elation to disappointment.
The Roman Catholic Church could not be happier with the name George Alexander Louis because it combines the names of three kings. It doesn’t matter that the biblical three kings were actually named Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar. “When people hear ‘three kings,’ the first thing that comes to mind are the wise men who traveled from their far away kingdoms to pay their respects to the newly-born Baby Jesus,” the Vatican said.
Fans of British singer George Michael were disappointed that the royal baby was not named after their gay idol. After all, like the singer, it took the royal baby a long time to come out, the fans said.
Across continents, people named George, Alexander or Louis — and their variations ranging from Jorge to Alejandro to Luis — were celebrating, claiming on their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts that the royal baby was named after them.
Amid all the reaction, an official announcement from Buckingham Palace said that the Prince and Duchess have decided to rescind the name they gave the baby boy after it was pointed out by Royal advisers that George Alexander Louis actually spelled the acronym, “GAL.” The announcement further said that William and Kate would rather have their first-born grow up to be king instead of queen.
And so the world waits one more time. What new name will be picked?
London, U.K. – Most everyone is familiar with postpartum depression which affects 10-20 percent of childbearing women. But doctors at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine have discovered a rare form of depression that afflicts individuals other than the women giving birth. Amid the frenzy over the impending birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, doctors announced that the first patient they have ever diagnosed with this rare depression was no less than Prince Harry.
Doctors are calling this disease “prepartum depression,” apparently caused by panic or anxiety over an impending birth of a child. Hospital records show that Prince Harry has been suffering from this condition for 9 months now. It began immediately after the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant.
The Senior Psychiatrist at the Centre, speaking to paparazzis camped outside the facility, said that Prince Harry’s depression was caused by the fact that the younger brother of Prince William has been “deposed” from his spot in the ascendancy to the British throne. Prior to the pregnancy of Kate Middleton, Prince Harry was 3rd in line to inherit the throne, next to Prince Charles and Prince William. Prince Harry was reportedly resorting to drugs and alcohol, as well as behavior not befitting of royalty, since he learned of the arrival of the Royal Baby.
Doctors are closely monitoring Prince Harry’s condition, but would not confirm whether the Prince’s depression would automatically convert to postpartum depression once the Royal Baby is born.