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Old 11-20-2015, 08:17 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if they had come up with hamster-joke a long tme ago, preparing themselves to the kind of question that those journalists might ask. Such a question was bound to come up at some point.
In this case it was a super-diplomatic answer.
Imagine the headline: Estelle would have preferred a baby **** (brother/sister) and the opposite sex finally was born, then the headline may have been:
"Estelle is unhappy about sex of sibling"

Uuaaaarrrgh
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I agree, it was a diplomatic answer! And I wonder if we will soon hear that that she got a hamster for Christmas? Luckily there is something like peaceful co-existence between hamsters and babies.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:09 AM
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I agree, it was a diplomatic answer! And I wonder if we will soon hear that that she got a hamster for Christmas? Luckily there is something like peaceful co-existence between hamsters and babies.

I hope so!
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:03 PM
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My guess is that like most children, Estelle wants a sibling of the same gender. If Victoria and Daniel want to surprise the world with the gender, then I doubt they will tell a three-year-old who attends preschool that it's a baby brother or sister.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:18 PM
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I was hoping for twins, but all that matters it that this baby is healthy and will one day support Estelle! So, I send my best wishes to this gorgeous family!
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:42 PM
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That's because it's triplets!!!!



See how these rumors start....

One of the girls I went to high school with has three younger siblings who are triplets; two girls and a boy. They were all in the school band, and they all played tennis, badminton and volleyball.


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Old 11-21-2015, 12:00 AM
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In this case it was a super-diplomatic answer.
Imagine the headline: Estelle would have preferred a baby **** (brother/sister) and the opposite sex finally was born, then the headline may have been:
"Estelle is unhappy about sex of sibling"
Very true. Prince Joachim and Prince Charles have both blurted out their preferences in terms of the gender of Nikolai, Felix and Athena, and Charlotte, respectively, and it has low-key shocked me every time and left me assuming that they knew the genders beforehand because otherwise that's just... not something you should say out loud as a public person.

I also agree that she most likely wants a sister – when my mum was having my younger sibling, I wanted a sister, too (and later came to regret that that wish came true ), so I think that's quite normal, to want a sibling of your own gender. Or perhaps she's so smitten with little Nicolas that she wants a baby brother.
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:10 PM
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Estelle and I will openly admit to being a fan may be a an heir but this is one occasion when she will be grateful for what she is given. I would like them all to be healthy and happy.
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It's rude to ask her if she is having twins.
Dear Royal.Night, In my humble opinion it is rude to ask a woman such a personal question. This is also a person who is the public eye but that does not make her public property, in my humble opinion.
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Dear Royal.Night, In my humble opinion it is rude to ask a woman such a personal question. This is also a person who is the public eye but that does not make her public property, in my humble opinion.
Yes, it is very rude. I had complete strangers asking me if I was carrying twins with my second daughter.
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Yes, it is very rude. I had complete strangers asking me if I was carrying twins with my second daughter.
Some people are overly sensitive, are unfriendly, and have absolutely no sense of humor. You obviously took those comments way too seriously. Hopefully one day you will learn not to be so nitpicky and be more forgiving.
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Some people are overly sensitive, are unfriendly, and have absolutely no sense of humor. You obviously took those comments way too seriously. Hopefully one day you will learn not to be so nitpicky and be more forgiving.
Dear NotHRH,
I am a very non-nitpicky and very forgiving person, I assure you. :) And from friends and people I know, I would indeed react exactly as you suggest. It is just the unasked and without any introductory (is that a word?) words like "congratulations", from complete strangers, that bothered me.
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Dear NotHRH,
I am a very non-nitpicky and very forgiving person, I assure you. :) And from friends and people I know, I would indeed react exactly as you suggest. It is just the unasked and without any introductory (is that a word?) words like "congratulations", from complete strangers, that bothered me.
Yes "introductory" is an appropriate word in your sentence. And from your answer, I can tell that you do have a wonderful sense of humor and that you are a forgiving person. A person's response to an accusation tells if the accusation was on target or not - my assumption was wrong, my bad! ;-):sly:
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I think that Europeans are rather more formal in their speech, especially to strangers, than are Americans, particularly people from the American South. (I grew up in Louisiana.)
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I think that Europeans are rather more formal in their speech, especially to strangers, than are Americans, particularly people from the American South. (I grew up in Louisiana.)
I agree. Definitely some cultural differences operating here.
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I think that Europeans are rather more formal in their speech, especially to strangers, than are Americans, particularly people from the American South. (I grew up in Louisiana.)
I grew up in and still live in Louisiana. Small world.
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:47 AM
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Swedes in general are very informal in speech and manners compared to South Europeans. Informal but not disrespectful though I know that many women find questions about their pregnancies to be much to intrusive.


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Svensk Damtidning claims on it's cover that Victoria gives birth at home at Haga.
http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...mslag-1603.jpg
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Svensk Damtidning claims on it's cover that Victoria gives birth at home at Haga.
http://www.svenskdam.se/wp-content/u...mslag-1603.jpg
I thought the Royal Court stated that she'll be giving birth at the same hospital where Princess Estelle was born
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I believe you are right, she will give birth in the same hospital as before. Of course, they could also have fitted out Haga with a state of the art Delivery Suite complete with specialists on call.....
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