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?