Monday, April 22, 2024

Royal Baby Introduced, Prince William Carries Car Seat, Drives His Own Car


The unnamed royal baby and future King of England was introduced a little while ago. William and Kate brought the baby outside and showed him off to press and some fans, and lots of security. They were as unpretentious as possible and really disarmingly lovely. William, who will be King first, noted that his son had “a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure” and that he was “quite heavy” (he’s eight pounds six ounces).

William also said, “We’re still working on a name.” And: “It’s the first time we’ve seen him really. So we’re having a proper chance to catch up.” The couple also said it’s a very “emotional” time.  “He’s got her looks, thankfully.”

You’ll note that William returns with a car seat, jumps in the driver’s side of his Range Rover with a bodyguard, almost like any other first time dad. William and Kate will do a lot to humanize the cold, distant monarchy after Queen Elizabeth’s aloof rule, and Charles’ scandals with Diana and Camilla.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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