I was part of the crew anxiously waiting for Royal Baby news yesterday. I guessed correctly that a new Prince would be born and I can't wait to see a picture of the new little guy and find out the name that has been chosen. It is a very exciting time and nice to be flooded with good news for a change.
As the world focuses on the new mom and the bundle of joy, William will, like most new Dads, get pushed to the back of the spotlight for a little bit. But I feel for him. I just can't forget that he is experiencing one of the best things that can happen in life but at the same time, must be fiercely missing his Mom. It always seems to be the large life events that allow heartache to creep back in even if its been decades since the loss of a loved one. Coincidentally, my Dad and Princess Diana both died in August of 1997.
Prince William will be overjoyed while holding his new son, he will marvel at the amazing strength of his wife, at the outpouring of love and support from family and friends but I know he would just love to have his Mom teach him how to swaddle a newborn baby. He would love to have her walk the halls with the baby during a fussy period or capture a picture of his Mom holding his son and her pride of being a first time Grandmother. He would also be gaining a new perspective and understanding about the love his mother had for him, something all adult children realize once they have a child of their own. Royal or not, this wonderful time will be slightly overshadowed for William by Princess Diana's absence.
But as they settle into their new life as a family of three, William will catch glimpses of Diana in his son, whether it be his smile, a mannerism or perhaps his eyes. I have no doubt that William will find a way to pull Diana into the life of his little one (and any future little ones!) and speak about her, show pictures and talk about what his Mom was like. There has already been speculation that the polka dot dress that Kate wore yesterday when leaving the hospital was a tribute to Diana.
I wish the new parents all the best and think the new Prince has a very bright future ahead. How can he not with a incredible destiny already predetermined and with Diana looking out for him wherever she may be.
Submitted by Kelly, momstown Oakville