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Royal Baby on Display

July 24, 2013
The image of the Royal Baby's first appearance in the window with his parents is one that will last for a long time. The New York Times Television Critic contributed her perspective on the event. Drawn From Presenting an Infant, and an Image from The New York Times, July 23, 2013.
tableau
In London on Tuesday, Prince William re-enacted that charming Everyman tableau: In a blue shirt, sleeves rolled up, he gently snapped the car seat holding his as yet unnamed son, heir to the British throne, into the back of a Range Rover, then took the wheel and drove away from the hospital with his wife, the former Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge.
heir
In London on Tuesday, Prince William re-enacted that charming Everyman tableau: In a blue shirt, sleeves rolled up, he gently snapped the car seat holding his as yet unnamed son, heir to the British throne, into the back of a Range Rover, then took the wheel and drove away from the hospital with his wife, the former Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge.
pomp
Tuesday’s tableau was a nod to modern stagecraft — Pampers, not pomp.
glimpse
CNN and others obligingly spit their screens between Tuesday’s first glimpse and the moment when Prince Charles and Princess Diana proudly presented their firstborn in 1982.
rite
And these seemingly simple rites of ordinariness are as calculated as the formal posting of the royal birth announcement on a gold-trimmed easel in front of Buckingham Palace.
easel
And these seemingly simple rites of ordinariness are as calculated as the formal posting of the royal birth announcement on a gold-trimmed easel in front of Buckingham Palace.
dote
The doting and intense coverage, the Kate Waits, the crowds, the parade of royal experts (most of whom are attractive young women who look and sound a lot like Kate Middleton) are all testimony to how well Prince William and his wife, a commoner from a middle-class family, have managed to redeem and restore the royal image after the fiascos of the past few decades – and there were many more than just one annus horribilis in the scandal-soaked era of Charles, Diana, Camilla, Dodie and Fergie.
fiasco
The doting and intense coverage, the Kate Waits, the crowds, the parade of royal experts (most of whom are attractive young women who look and sound a lot like Kate Middleton) are all testimony to how well Prince William and his wife, a commoner from a middle-class family, have managed to redeem and restore the royal image after the fiascos of the past few decades – and there were many more than just one annus horribilis in the scandal-soaked era of Charles, Diana, Camilla, Dodie and Fergie.
seclusion
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge managed to protect their seclusion without seeming at all exclusive.
knack
They are uncommon celebrities who together have mastered the knack of seeming like any other ordinary couple sharing an extraordinary moment with the entire world.

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Friday August 2nd 2013, 4:55 PM
Comment by: Om Prakash Ranjan (op) (India)
Check out the date it says July 23,2016
Friday August 2nd 2013, 5:20 PM
Comment by: Om Prakash Ranjan (op) (India)
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