Can you believe that the second royal baby was born on Saturday 2nd May? You probably can, as it’s not a particularly special day. It’s not like it’s Christmas, Bonfire Night, one of the Queen’s birthdays or anything like that. It’s not even Koningsdag, or King’s Day, which was celebrated in the Netherlands last weekend. However, what it is, according to our calendar, is Baby Day. That’s right, a day put aside specially for ickle-wickle bambini, and the new princess just happened to be born at 8:34am BST. Impeccable timing!
As yet unnamed, the regal sprog is of course not the only baby to pop out today. In fact, UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born each day around the world, raising the global population by about two people every second, taking into account those leaving this mortal coil at the same time. To celebrate little Princess Whatshername, The Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies born on the same day with a lucky silver penny. This was done back in 2013, with 2,013 special coins given out to commemorate the birth of Prince George. Tell you what, that’s not a bad little moneymaker; all you need to do is coincide conception with… actually, scrap that idea.
I’d like to wish a humble congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their daughter, and a hearty congratulations to everyone else who brought life into the world today. You must be knackered, get some rest!