I appreciate that it goes with the territory of marrying into the royal family and the accompanying annual wage but moments such as child birth should always remain personal. I speak from experience when I tell you, it ain't pretty.
I could just about cope with the idea that a few relatives were waiting outside the hospital for news of my pending arrival, but several hundred paparazzi, with super zoom lenses & step ladders, well I can't even go there.
I'd like to think that we have been thrown a red herring and Will & Kate have slipped out the back door of the hospital, jumped in a Royal Range and given birth in a quiet undisclosed hospital nearby.
But no, at present a large majority of the world are wincing, squirming & empathising with every puff, pant & push as this Royal labour continues.
I guess the over riding thought I have here is the irony that Kate's not too posh to push.
With love from lovely Devon
(Sorry, no thrifty thoughts today. Couldn't find a seamless link between The Royal family & budgeting!)
****stop press. Just heard the news, congratulations Will & Kate on the arrival of your huge baby boy!****