From my column about mothers day…
THE world embraced some cheerful news this week, the Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born, and it really is a nice piece of news all round. Some of the more jaded of you may think, who cares? Yet you can’t deny that a baby being born is nice to hear about, especially in a time when really crappy stories often headline the news. Also, it is really good news for the British economy which is expected to be boosted by the arrival of the little princess, by around a billion pounds by the time she is ten.
However she has already pulled in a reported eighty million pounds already, and Prince George brought in nearly two hundred and fifty million in his first year of life. The Princess can expect to have every little outfit copied, just as fashion houses do with the clothes her mother wears. The Duchess of Cambridge can sell out an outfit minutes after a picture of her is published. Can you imagine the pressure the Duchess must be under?
Little girls all over England will want to emulate this new tiny Princess. Something her late grandmother Princess Diana knew about only to well, and it is something that William and Kate will have to navigate carefully. I have said this before, parenting today is a whole different ball game. There is no baby book around (yet), that has a chapter on how to deal with online bullying or in this case, a chapter on having the whole world judge your appearance. Parenting a Princess is probably a lot harder than it seems… read the rest here.