Despite the long standing argument as to the validity and the justification of the Monarchy and its continued existence, there is no denying the fact that such practice of power cannot simply be abolished. For one, the Monarchy is part of a long historical tradition.
The birth of the Royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, was a time to celebrate for most of the British public. Unmarred by worries of a traumatic birth in volatile conditions in a country where we are lucky enough to have free access to healthcare. But others are not so lucky. Every day, around 1,000 women die in childbirth or from a pregnancy-related complication.
A couple of weeks ago I was congratulated (yes, personally congratulated) on the birth of 'the new royal prince'. I wasn't sure at first how to respond. After all, I don't believe I put much personal effort into the affair, unlike the births of my own children. But I realised I was being congratulated as a citizen and subject and I managed a gracious 'thanks'.
Of all the ludicrous pieces of claptrap that I have heard spouted about Prince George, there is nothing quite so bonkers - so utterly fantastical - as this idea that the boy is going to be circumcised. Where has this nutso idea come from? I know exactly where: the United States.
Looking back at royal baby week, one can't help but realise the global reach of such occasions and the positive knock on effects for international tourism. Judging by the international media gathered in London for the birth of Prince George, Britain's profile has undoubtedly been lifted, with images and footage splashed across newspapers and TV sets globally... Hosting the very best national broadcasters from around the world puts us front of mind once again and reinvigorates our brand as we seek to maintain the momentum of the Royal Wedding, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and of course the 2012 Olympic Games.
It's been revealed the X-Factor mogul can expect a special delivery in around seven months after married socialite Lauren Silverman is said to be pregnant with his child. But will the multi-millionaire playboy be ready for diaper duty - at 53? He's no spring chicken, and the egg and spoon race at school could prove a challenge.
A child was born last week to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and much of the country was in raptures at the mere mention of the name 'George' and to see the first official pictures (he looked like all babies). We haven't heard much from the parents on their aspirations for his future employment, which seems reasonable given that he is only a day old, but the question of what to do for a living won't need to be asked of the royal tot.
There seemed to be so many people jumping on the Royal bandwagon without offering anything different or remotely imaginative. That's when the idea struck me, everyone seemed to be milking the Royal birth so why not provide exactly that as a visual, that's how the concept for my Royal Breastfeeding T-Shirt materialised.
So far I haven't spotted Lupo the royal dog in any of the coverage of the birth of Prince George. I am working on the assumption that their beloved Cocker Spaniel is at home with Kate's parents, as he is from a litter of the Middleton's family dog Ella. It would be great to find out though as I would wholeheartedly welcome them being a shining example of how the birth of a baby and the ownership of a dog can be managed.
While most 24hour news channels, Sky included, normally stay clear of the hollow vacuum of celebrity tittle tattle, the birth of the future King gave them an excuse to relieve themselves of serious journalism. Commercial breaks are now greeted with a nauseating montage of the day's events, compeered by the usually hard-nosed Kay Burley, prancing around like Fern Cotton.
With today's focus on digital communications, and the potential for confidential information to be shared online or lost on a mobile device, it's not surprising that organisations turn first to the IT department to manage their information security.
There is no doubt that British patriotism is at an all-time high after last year's Diamond Jubilee, followed by the hugely successful Olympic Games, and now we're back in the global spotlight with the birth of the 'Prince of Cambridge'. The media has been unanimous in celebrating "brand Britain", but how does this translate to how the UK is viewed by the rest of the world?
It felt like a hundred years of news coverage. As the commentary and the endless, pointless interviews grew ever more banal, I began to hope for a live feed to the Royal Nursery, where the paint might still be drying on the walls.
A woman named Kate Middleton recently gave birth to a baby. That's not news. What if Kate had given birth to a giraffe, a hippo or an echidna? Now that's news. Especially since a baby echidna is called a puggle, which is way cuter than any human name anyone has ever come up with.
This person is going to have to develop the ability to dispassionately judge others, and their motivation, perhaps earlier than the rest of us have to. At the heart of all new relationships is going to be a central question - what's in it for them? It will take just a few bruising encounters of betrayal to the press, for George to close himself off to all new relationships, in a profoundly unhelpful manner.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not a republican - more like an agnostic. But I think there's a very clear difference between liking the monarchy and pinning our hopes on them to effect change where it matters - down in the grassroots, in between the school run, long working hours and gender equality. Kate seems like a nice girl and all, but there's no point hoping that she'll do anything for us or feminism.