For the second time in two years, the world is hovering over its computers and stealing covert glances at the office television, waiting to celebrate an ordinary life milestone of a not-so-ordinary couple.
Most of us will never meet Prince William or Duchess Kate Middleton. Most of us will never come within twenty feet of a single person in the line of succession to the British throne – and there are dozens. So why do we waste any of our precious time on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, or Prince Harry’s partying, or the birth of some foreign child who might inherit an emblematic semblance of power in fifty years? Continue reading