‘Royal spawn is horrifyingly important’ | N. Lennard- Salon

‘Royal spawn is horrifyingly important’ | N. Lennard- Salon

Anglophiles worldwide will watch eagerly as Kate begins “to show.” Britain will in nine months’ time be plastered again in gaudy flags and tabloids will ponder whether William will be a hands-on dad. Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian’s editor in chief, on Monday posted via Twitter the story he wrote about the announcement of Princess Diana’s first pregnancy. Much has changed in the three decades since Rusbridger wrote that story, but in 1982, as now, Britain was crippled by unemployment under a Tory leader and then, as now, the official line on the royal pregnancy was “delight.”

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