Alex Massie / What’s so fascinating about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy? - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Alex Massie / What’s so fascinating about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy?

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Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 12:00 am

LONDON - "We know no spectacle so ridiculous," opined the great nineteenth-century historian, Thomas Babington Macauley, "as the British public in one of its periodic fits of morality." But for sheer ridiculousness, few spectacles are quite so grimly moronic as the American media plunging overboard in one of its periodic obsessions with the British House of Windsor. The news - to use the term in its most limited sense - that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expect their first child to arrive sometime next summer is sending a good part of the American press into a familiar frenzy of twittering, fluttering excitement.

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