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A Write Good!: The News report — “All the story, plus lies!”

(WriteGood!WireServices International) The happy news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter – fourth in line for the throne – has Americans excitedly asking, “What’s a monarchy, again?”

“I watch Game of Thrones a lot. Is it like that?” asked Vivian Brunswick of DeKalb, Illinois, during the sparsely attended Royal Birth Celebration and Potluck at her church.

Lack of clarity over the makeup of the Royal Family, the purpose of the British monarchy, and the historical depth of the empire could be seen in the festive gathering. While some celebrants came costumed in crowns, scepters and royal vestments, many were dressed as Dr. Who or as members of The Beatles, a popular British singing group from the 1960s.

Americans have long remained Great Britain’s staunchest allies despite their feeling that the interactions of the Royal Family are intentionally confusing.

Outside St. Mary’s Hospital word of the royal birth delights Londoners as well as a confused American cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Outside St. Mary’s Hospital word of the royal birth delights Londoners as well as a confused American cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.

“I’ve watched every season of Downton Abbey. Yet the processes of a constitutional monarchy elude me,” said Jeffrey Starlin, a roofer from Cleveland, Ohio.

“So, Kate Middleton is married to Prince William. But she’s not a princess? That doesn’t seem fair,” said Starlin. “And why is she the Duchess of Cambridge? Does she run the whole school or just some departments?”

“I’m happy for them, of course. But it feels like they’re pranking us,” admitted Sarah Daston of Seattle, Washington. “That’s why I would never buy British products, if they made any.”

Meanwhile, as Great Britain eagerly awaited announcement of the newborn princess’ name, many Americans wonder what the Hell kind of parents don’t immediately name their child?

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