Breaking News! Kate Middleton is Not Having Twins In July!

I gotta say, I’ve never imagined myself saying this, but I am really grateful that I am not the Princess of Wales. I can’t imagine my due date being worldwide breaking news.  I think that young newlyweds are under enough pressure as it is without throwing the international media into the mix.

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton at the Garter ...

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton at the Garter Procession (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And that’s where I’m going with this, to hope I can talk people into tacking on one extra new year’s resolution for 2013, namely to leave the newlyweds in your lives alone about their baby plans.  In American culture, as soon as the last grain of rice hits the ground it’s the next topic of conversation.  When will they start a family? When will there be grandchildren? And when the newlyweds show up anywhere, they face an inevitable barrage of questions.  And frankly, when (and whether) to have children is a serious, intimate decision that they may not want to share at Easter dinner.  It can be terribly uncomfortable.

So think twice about your questions when your favorite couple returns from their honeymoon, and avoid the whole baby thing. Suggestions: ask them about their trip, ask them about the wedding.  Ask them if they know Kate Middleton is not having twins in July!

Be well, and love well.

-Dinah

The Princess Bride – She’s a Real Doll. Want to Be A Barbie? Take Our Poll!

Well, she’s not really a Princess (technically she’s a Duchess) but thanks to the Barbie dream factory, Kate Middleton is officially a doll, as is her hubby, Prince William, aka Duke of Cambridge.  And they did a pretty good job. That’s kind of a relief, because we hate to name names, but there have been some portrait dolls made that are truly, well, royal disasters.

Given the opportunity, would you want a commemorative wedding doll made of you?  Take our poll! And check out images of Doll Duke and Duchess below.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's official dolls

Will and Kate's official dolls! Oh pardon me The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess dolls get cutesy

 

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