As the couple steamrolled toward their second wedding anniversary, royal-watchers pointedly noted that Queen Elizabeth II gave birth to Prince Charles almost a year to the day after her wedding. The late Diana produced an heir — the now-expectant father — after 11 months of marriage.
In the Queens Park neighborhood of North London — known as “the Nappy Valley” because of its proliferation of families with babies — a parade of young couples wished Will and Kate well. “It’s perfect, why wait?” said Miranda Little, 36, a full-time mother pushing her 10-month-old son in a stroller. “Get on with it, give the people what they want.”
Yet in a country rich in gross national sarcasm, the blogosphere also rang out with priceless missives of the sort posted on the mothers’ chat site Mumsnet by someone going by the handle HullyEastergully: “Oh how lovely! Another little privileged sprite to ponce off the taxpayer! Joy to the world.”