30 Jul

A Royal Reality Check

By Libby Esterle

Senior Account Executive

As a Cincinnati-based marketing and communications agency professional, I tend to notice how things are presented, so to speak.

And I have to admit, I was happy to see how the birth, introduction and name reveal of the new royal baby was handled.  While I was surprised to learn that:

A) it was indeed a boy (like many, I would have put my money on a girl for some reason that I cannot explain)

B) how big the little guy was;

I was also pleasantly surprised to see that Kate and Will appear to be as down-to-earth as rumored.

As a mother myself, I think what I loved most is how beautiful, happy, confident and REAL Kate looked in the family’s first photo outside the hospital with Prince George. There appeared to be no conscious effort to hide her very real, very human post-baby delivery bump (yes, I know it was only a day after the delivery but I guess I was expecting, I don’t know, something less obvious). So, good girl, Kate, for showing the world that even a tiny thing like you is human and while you will likely be back to your normal size 0 or 2 very soon, for now you are just like almost every new mom out there.

I also love how most royals throughout history pose for a photo op relatively soon after giving birth. I know I didn’t want ANY pictures taken of me right after having my girls that would be shared with the world.

They get it. They appreciate the fact that their weddings, births, etc. are going to be topics of wide-spread interest, so what do they do? They accept that it’s part of their royal duty, that it comes with the territory and so they do so with grace and dignity.

So, love ‘em or hate ‘em I think we can all learn a little something from the royals. Give the people what they want and they will be happy.