A New Prince

Image In case you haven’t heard, Prince William and Duchess Kate have finally had their baby. Their son was born Monday afternoon. It was announced today that he has been named George Alexander Luis.

The fact that a birth of a baby can cause so much international excitement is amazing, but I think it’s fantastic. People have been waiting for this day from the moment they were married.

News teams have been camped outside of the hospital for weeks waiting to catch the first images of the new addition to the royal family. I love that people get excited about something as normal as a baby being born. But it’s always exciting when a baby is born. This time, the baby just happens to be part of one of the most famous families in the world. The only other time you see this much international excitement is for a sporting event….or a royal wedding.

People have purchased commemorative mugs, baby shoes, shirts, and the list of commemorative merchandise goes on. In fact, experts say this baby could generate $400 million of economic activity.

Even Americans, who really have don’t have a Imagereason to care about the royal family, have become a part of the hype. For the month of July, Sprinkles Cupcakes is selling special commemorative Prince of Cambridge cupcakes filled with blue icing.

With all the chaos in the world, uncertain economic times, hostile political environments, and everything else, it’s nice to take a break and have something normal to celebrate and enjoy with millions of other people. I see people posting all over Facebook, “Why should I care?” – Because it’s fun.  That’s really all there is to it. It’s fun to celebrate something. It’s fun, in my case, to talk about a real-life princess. It’s fun to get excited about a family that we’re all so fascinated by.