Best show in town
There is no business like royal business, to paraphrase an old adage. The birth of the new prince showed the huge global interest in all things connected with the British monarchy.
Even an empty easel in the grounds of Buckingham Palace drew throngs of sightseers anxious to learn of the new arrival.
But it was the accompanying pomp, the 42-gun salute, the pealing of bells at Westminster Abbey, the visit of relatives of Prince William and Kate to the hospital and, of course, the first glimpse of the baby which confirmed that when it comes to putting on a show, the royal family does it better than anyone and seemingly without effort.
Even ardent republicans have to admit that the House of Windsor is without parallel.