I realize this probably doesn't bother most people - which itself annoys me - but I had the unfortunate opportunity of seeing, over my scrambled eggs, some news coverage of Kate Middleton's pregnancy. It bothers me enough to see the British obsessing over the Royal Family, but why are so many Americans interested in the least about their day-to-day activities? They are the ultimate celebrity for the sake of celebrity. Granted Paris Hilton has never been particularly productive, but at least her recent family has been. How many generations of royalty do you have to go back to find an ounce of wealth or fame that was actually earned?
All of that aside, the part that really stuck in my craw was when the news correspondent referred to the baby as "the future sovereign." I guess technically, by most people's definition of the term, her statement was correct. But as someone who considers himself a sovereign (and his neighbor, and his coworkers, and the kid down the street...), it really made my skin crawl. So this sovereign turned off the tube, poured another cup of coffee and took a shower. Stay tuned for more developments from the royal estate here in Pittsburgh.