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It’s a boy for Kate Middleton and Prince William

Prince William’s wife, Kate, has given birth to an eight-pound baby boy, Buckingham and Kensington Palace both confirmed Monday.

Kensington Palace said the boy weighs 8lbs 6oz and was born at 4:24pm local time. William spent the long hours of labor at Kate’s bedside.

An official is en route under police gaurd to Buckingham Palace to display the the news on an ornate easel as per tradition.

It is a historic moment for the British monarchy — the couple’s unnamed first son becomes third in line for the British throne, after Prince Charles and William, and should eventually become king.

Congratulations to the happy couple.  Good to hear mother and child are doing well.

In other news...........

Divine right of kings

The divine right of kings, or divine-right theory of kingship, is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy.

It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God.

The king is thus not subject to the will of his people, the aristocracy, or any other estate of the realm, including (in the view of some, especially in Protestant countries) the Church.

According to this doctrine, only God can judge an unjust king. The doctrine implies that any attempt to depose the king or to restrict his powers runs contrary to the will of God and may constitute a sacrilegious act.

Interesting.

Oh my gosh, this community's sense of humor is sooooo appreciated.  Love the comments.

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