It finally happened yesterday at 4:24 pm, the most talked about pregnancy of Kate and William, came to a fruitful end with the birth of their little, Baby Boy Windsor. He was a surprising 8lbs 6oz, which is quite large for a first baby. The baby has been described as a “wonderful” and “beautiful” son by the Queen’s former gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered him. Prince William added last night: “We could not be happier.”
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This pregnancy has been a very public affair due to the controversy surrounding the radio prank earlier this year. Australian radio presenters impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles in order to gain personal information about the mother and baby. This ‘prank’ spun out of control, because unexpectedly Kate revealed sensitive information about the slight pregnancy issues she was experiencing. The nurse who connected the prankster’s call to the Royal’s suite, Jacintha Saldanha, ended up committing suicide due to her sadness and guilt she felt about the situation.
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The common view is that it really wasn’t her fault, the blame lay at the door of the royal employees in charge of security, and I have to say I strongly agree. However Saldanha’s suicide note revealed that she blamed the Australian radio presenters ;
“I hold the Radio Australians Mel Greig and Michael Christian responsible for this act. Please make them pay for my mortgage.”
Greig and Christian have been incredibly apologetic, and have made it clear that the inappropriate joke wasn’t intended to hurt anyone, and was only meant for comedic value. They were seen at a press conference in tears as they reflected on the results of their actions. I must say my heart goes out to them too. We all can make silly choices and regret them, but nothing can undo the actions, no matter how much we wish we could! Comedians especially suffer from this because there is an invisible line of appropriateness in life, sometimes it’s funny to cross it, and other times it causes great offence, but it’s the gamble these comedians take just to get a laugh.
It was thought the 46 year old nurse, who was mum of two, had been unhappy with the lack of support she got from her bosses at the time. However, she exonerated them from any blame in one of her three suicide notes found in her quarters at King Edward VII hospital in central London.
“Please accept my apologies. I am truly sorry. Thank you for all your support.”
I am thinking of the nurse Jacintha Saldanha today, as well as the new little family, on their incredibly special day. Thank goodness something wonderful has come out of all the tragedy, and I wish Baby Windsor a world of happiness and health! I just wonder what they will name this little Prince?