Kate Middleton Doesn’t Want Your Stinking Baby Gifts, Thank You Very Much

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shutterstock_108642818Kate Middleton will not have a baby shower to welcome her little royal one into its perfectly royal existence. I love it when things make sense.

Apparently, it’s not very royal to make lists of things you want and expect others to buy them for you. I have to admit this was one of my favorite parts of planning for my first baby. The sheer audacity of it all. When else in life do you get to compile a list of stuff that you want and have all of your friends and family rush to get it? Then you get to watch as all the gifts start rolling in. It’s like Christmas.

But I guess if you are a member of the royal family it’s pretty much Christmas every day. No need for lists. I really have no idea how it all works, but I’m envisioning that all Kate has to do is wave her perfectly manicured royal hand and whatever baby gifts she wants are bestowed upon her.  From The Inquisitor:

Arbiter, ABC News’ Royal Expert, said: “(Kate won’t have a baby shower because) there’s the added pressure that they are clearly very wealthy, and a lavish baby shower would be seen as highly inappropriate … There’s nothing they can’t go out and buy themselves.”

Exactly. Have you ever been to a wedding where two adults in their late 30’s or 40’s were getting married? Have you ever been to one with a registry? I hope not. By the time you’re 40 you should have plates and blenders and stuff. Sorry – but you should. And if you don’t – don’t have the gall to ask others to buy that stuff for you. I think it’s sort of the same idea when you’re filthy rich. Registries just become kind of weird. Basically – kudos to the royal couple for keeping it classy.

If Kate does end up getting gifts she’ll probably end up donating them to charity. Middleton and Prince William did the same thing for their wedding registry. Instead of having people buy them presents they asked for people to make a charitable donation.

I love them. I really do.

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