CNN Royal Correspondent: Having a Boy First Time Shows 'How Brilliant a Royal Kate Is'
Not surprisingly, America's media are gushing and fawning over the birth of the newest Royal baby in much the same way they do any utterance by President Obama.
Take CNN Royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter who actually said moments after Monday's announcement, "This is how brilliant a Royal Kate is. There are women throughout British Royal family history that have panicked having not being able to deliver a boy. And here we are, Kate did it first time" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BROOKE BALDWIN, HOST: Victoria Arbiter is joining me. She is live in New York, but she knows the Royal life very well having lived in Kensington Palace. Her dad Dickie Arbiter was the press secretary for the Queen for many, many years. So exciting. Just first, your reaction, Victoria.
VICTORIA ARBITER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: Oh, I was just thrilled. I mean, I can’t believe that we finally after all of this waiting know we have a boy. So, my first thought, I have to say was, this is how brilliant a Royal Kate is. There are women throughout British Royal family history that have panicked having not being able to deliver a boy. And here we are, Kate did it first time. So it does mean of course a change in the laws of succession conversation is over for another good 30 years or so, but we’re celebrating and thrilled that Kate has had a healthy, bouncing, baby boy.
I guess the good news for right-thinking Americans is that with all the media focusing on the Royal baby, we'll get some time off from being called racists.
Enjoy it while it lasts.
*****Update: In fairness to Arbiter, the British often use brilliant as a superlative such as marvelous, magnificent, or wonderful. As such, Arbiter mightn't have been referring to the Duchess's intelligence.