Today’s daily prompt is, Next in Line:
A second #RoyalBaby will soon be joining the Windsors in England. Given the choice, would you rather be heir to the throne, or the (probably) off-the-hook sibling?
Before I get into the answer, here’s a little bit of side information.
I grew up loving princess Diana and she was one of my inspirational people ever. For one of my English essays, I even wrote about her and in what ways she inspired me as a human and a woman. Mind you, it had nothing to do with her being related to the royal family of England or her being a princess. She was a princess in my 13-year-old eyes in the way she cared for people—other human being—despite the fact that she was from a different background or whatnot. I cried the day she died and it was a tragedy. I also have seen Charles and Camila Parker in real life when they visited Sri Lanka and came to the Sunday School that I went to. That was cool.
I also used to like Harry—okay, honestly, I still like him but maybe not as much as I used to. And, come on, most of the girls like(d) one—or both—of the two handsome Royal brothers at some point in their lives. I’m not so keen on the Royal Family anymore though and I don’t follow up on them unless I accidentally come across something that’s related to them either on social media or news.
So, yesterday, I logged onto check my e-mails and on the front page of Yahoo, there was the considerably big news for gossip magazines. I saw the headline that Kate is expecting the second royal baby and I read the short article about the announcement of the Royal couple expecting their second child. Do you see how much pressure this newly pregnant Kate might be struggling with due to media uncovering and this whole being-Royal-thing? My best friend who is studying in the UK for a few years now also texted me later in the evening and asked me if I knew the “Kate’s pregnant” news. The text was really hilarious but I am sorry guys I cannot share it.
But, apart from all that, I don’t think I ever want to be a part of a royal family because it just is too much for me. Like I mentioned, can you imagine what Kate is going through? She not only has to deal with being pregnant, but she’s also a target of both media and the fan base of the Royal Family. She seems like a wonderful lady and I’m sure her husband is being very supportive. But, personally, I wouldn’t be able to handle any of that being a Royal and whatnot. I can’t even handle my basic, normal life. You go, Kate! The Royal family is loved, of course, by thousands of people all over the globe, but also they are thrashed, made fun of, being hated on—just like everybody else—except,in the worst way, on PUBLIC. And when you’re a part of a royal family, you’re automatically expected to fulfill a lot of responsibilities which I will never be able to practice properly if at all. So, my honest answer would be, I don’t want to be an heir or anyone that’s related to a bloodline of a monarchy. I don’t want to find out my great great grand mother is—or was—the princess of Trincomalee—or something. I dunno. I want no aunt duchess or uncle dukes on my family tree. So, in conclusion, I don’t want to be born to a royal family at all. I wouldn’t be able to take everything else that came with it.
Plus, I have my invisible crown on 24 hours anyway.