Are you having a street party to congratulate the Royal couple?

  Forum Editor 10:38 04 Dec 2012
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I saw a newspaper article that described the news as introducing a shaft of light as the year's golden glow was fading.

I'm sure that - like me - you're all too excited to think straight at the moment.

  onthelimit1 10:40 04 Dec 2012

Street party? No point - everyone would throw up to keep Katherine company!

  rdave13 10:51 04 Dec 2012

It's simply amazing news. A women gets pregnant. Well-I-never....

  Nontek 11:11 04 Dec 2012

Sorry, but Ha Ha Ha LoL ....

  Quickbeam 11:22 04 Dec 2012

Err, nope, and whats with the FE showing cynicism in public?

  Quickbeam 11:59 04 Dec 2012

The full 9 month term for a ban will be needed on this one, there won't be a day now without the papers finding two or three pages to pad the rags out!

  Forum Editor 13:28 04 Dec 2012
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Bing.alau

Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is a rare and potentially dangerous form of the 'morning sickness' that women often experience in the early months of a pregnancy.

The dangers are dehydration, nutritional deficiencies, and weight loss - sufferers commonly lose 10% of their body weight. A trip to hospital is a normal procedure - the condition can be very dangerous if not treated promptly.

Kate must be feeling dreadful, and my cynicism wasn't directed at her - she seems to be a nice enough person, and your first child is always a big thrill. I just can't bear the way the media go into hyper-drive within hours of these announcements.

  Aitchbee 14:49 04 Dec 2012

It's 66/1 Kate has twins with red hair ... that looks a good bet!

  spuds 14:56 04 Dec 2012

I wonder how many council's are working out the going rate and preparations for street party licences and requirements at this very moment?.

  Forum Editor 16:28 04 Dec 2012

Chronos the 2nd

The press have "faced all sorts of scurrilous accusations recently" because some newspaper employees have acted illegally. We shouldn't show even a scrap of tolerance towards them for that.

My comment wasn't about all that in any case, it was simply an expression of my personal opinion - the sickly way that some papers deal with stories of Royal engagements/marriages/pregnancies/births turns my stomach, that's all.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:44 04 Dec 2012

Why do the press have this fixation on Royal (good news) and Street party?

I have a perfectly good Garden, the Royals are invited to attend my garden party if they wish.

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