This is all I currently care about, so we might as well discuss. And by discuss, I mean I will just have a (loud) conversation with myself.
KATE MIDDLETON IS IN MARYLEBONE!
I am pretty excited about it. And I heartily disagree with articles insinuating I’m not.
I beg your pardon.
Yesterday when news of #royalbaby was first announced, nothing registered for me about the name of the hospital where the poor Duchess had been rushed. I had never heard of it and that was that.
This morning I was walking with Simon through the neighborhood and became confused when I saw hoards of media, paparazzi and news trucks on Beaumont Street. So I asked a nice gentleman what was a-happenin’ and he said, matter-of-factly, “Well, Kate Middleton is in that hospital” and pointed to a building I have passed many times.
That’s the funny thing about Marylebone. It’s the poshest post code for medicine in the entire Commonwealth, but that also makes the streets sometimes seem dull during a normal work day- to the point where as a resident, I take it for granted. No doubt there are famous people behind every Georgian townhouse facade getting face lifts and fertility treatments and chemo. Things happen discretely though, and after a while it’s easy to forget the sheer volume of patients and specialists mingling in this little village in central London. It all sort of looks residential-ish. Which is why you wouldn’t even know there was a hospital on Beaumont Street. That apparently the Royals prefer.
My day’s errands took me by the street a couple of times (ok maybe I went one block out of my way and forced my kids to stand around in the freezing cold) and it was fascinating to see the paparazzi and other media. What a profession to stand around for days on end, in the freezing cold, doing nothing, smoking cigarettes and single-handedly keeping the 4 tread step-ladder industry afloat.
I’ll be back stalking tomorrow.
In the meantime, what does it say about me as a person that the very first thing I did when hearing the #royalbaby news was to check Suri’s Burn Book for her reaction. She did not disappoint.