Congratulations Prince William

The most famous prince on earth is going to be a father.

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are expecting their first child. The announcement was released on behalf of the couple by St. James Palace this morning after the Prince’s wife was hospitalized for severe morning sickness ABC News reports.

In theory, becoming a father is one experience that crosses any and all boundaries. No matter what the differences in each individual’s life, fatherhood is the great equalizer. It is a common experience that can be shared, one father to another, without regard to race, ethnicity, economic status or sexual orientation.

In practice being a dad varies greatly, in both thought and action, for each individual father.. Prince William, as heir to the British throne, has never had access to a great deal of we we’d consider common human experience. Is he going to change a single diaper? Will he have to answer bizarre questions no adult could possibly ask? Will he ever be trapped on a bed because his child fell asleep on top of him during storytime? While his position affords him many privileges, one can’t help but wonder what fatherhood will look like for the Prince.

What does real fatherhood look like to you?

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About Kathryn DeHoyos

Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She has 2 beautiful children, and is very happily un-married to her life partner DJ.

Comments

  1. John Anderson says:

    Every once in a while, I have to think of something stupid.

    A friend of mine was with his lady for almost 8 years and didn’t have any kids. He loved to drink, but a fight with his wife caused him to give up alcohol for a few months. During this time, he impregnated his wife. Of course, I told him that it was probably because he wasn’t actually having sex with her before and was just too drunk to realize it. When he sobered up, she couldn’t just tell him they did it.

    The first thing I thought when I read this was William probably saw Kate’s topless photos and thought I got to get me some of that. :)

  2. Rumor is twins are on the way: a heir and a spare….as some like to say

  3. wellokaythen says:

    Queen Victoria’s alleged advice to royal women on their wedding night: “lie back, close your eyes, and think of England.”

    Notice that, like Charles and Di, they did not conceive a child right away but waited a few months. A child born only 9 months after a royal wedding is still considered scandalous and suspicious — better make it a year afterwards to show that it’s really the husband’s. Ancient and silly, but still the royal custom.

  4. Outstanding another generation of the worlds most successful welfare family- these are people who are basically famous for breeding.

    • wellokaythen says:

      Yeah, that lazy good-for-nothing Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Prince William. Why won’t he get a real job and contribute something to society….?

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