We've all been on tenterhooks for the past few hours over here in Spain, waiting for Prince Felipe's second daughter to be born.
Reporters have literally been camped out in front of the Rúber Clinic in Madrid for the past week, hoping that the new Infanta would be born before this holiday weekend (No such luck, no holiday for them). As we rarely watch the news at my house we had no idea what was going on, until we switched on the t.v. at lunchtime today. On every channel all we could find was ,"We are standing outside the Rúber Clinic waiting for information on the birth of the Prince's second daughter", over and over again.
Now, I realize this is exciting news, far more important than anything else that could be happening anywhere else in the world, but after half and hour of repeating the fact that they are standing outside the clinic and nothing has happened yet, you would think they could take a few minutes to tell us what's going on elsewhere. We finally switched it off and a good thing too, since Spain's new Infanta wasn't born until 17:28. In keeping with being a modern Royal Family, the birth was announced by way of a SMS message sent to the reporters' cell phones. Good way of avoiding further questions isn't it?
Congratulations to Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, and let me just say I hope the new Infanta doesn't look anything like the Infanta on this episode of Black Adder.