Britain’s royal baby: a world obsession or media hype?

in 2013, Arianne Chernock, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Reuters
July 20th, 2013

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Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

As the world’s media whips itself into a frenzy over Prince William and his wife Kate’s baby, some bemused spectators are wondering if Britain’s royal family really is that fascinating or just hype…

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“In Britain there seems to be more cynicism to the royal family, whereas abroad, particularly in America, there is a more romantic imagining of what royal life is like. It helps having a few very charismatic figures, but it has to do with the legacy of Britain and the power it had in the world in the 18th and 19th centuries.”

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