When Prince William, Duke of Cambridge announced his engagement to Catherine Middleton in 2010, the world economy was in turmoil.
Over coffee at the nearby Second Cup, my dear friend Diana speculated on the why-now reasons for the engagement. Catherine Middleton’s nickname of Waity Katie was a nod to her long relationship with Prince William, a relationship some doubted would ever culminate in a marriage to the elusive prince.
Scottish by birth, Diana has always had a fascination with the Royals. The engagement, she reasoned, would re-direct the public focus from the state of the economy to the joyful wedding planning.
And now, with the results of the vote for Scottish independence hours away, others are speculating on the announcement of a new royal baby just days before the vote. Think that’s absurd? Many don’t.
Olivia Goldhill, feature writer for The Telegraph, says, “Forget tea time, beefeaters or those derelict red phone boxes – nothing makes you feel more proud to be British than the world’s most photogenic royal couple announcing that they’re expecting a second child.”
It makes you wonder ….