Let’s role play. The new royal baby, still unborn, shall channel a distant uncle from the Elizabethan era.
You would put us on the spot, Daily Post. We are not even out of the warm embraces of our mother’s womb that you would wrench us into the droll humdrum of the masses. Why do you thrust upon us the selfsame question that every nitwit forces upon every guzzling baby – the matter of occupation? In fact, We dare question what business it is of yours whether We choose to be king or leave it to our sibling.
Ah what is that you say? A matter of opinion? Pardon our outburst. It was unsightly and rather volatile of us. It is not an easy question to answer. Considering that our entire existence is dependent on our mother dearest continuing to feed us, we would be inclined to follow her will on the matter. If she so will it, we shall take up the mantle of king, or if she so deem, we shall humbly step aside.
Knave! You lie! Would you care to repeat that we shall not always be dependent on our mother for nourishment? That we shall some day provide for ourselves with our effort and resources? You would show us such fanciful dreams? It is not a dream, you swear? Well, this changes many things…
If we are truly to become independent, would we choose sovereignty? It is truly a poignant question. On the one hand, what is a life lived if not in service? A ruler is but a servant to his people, and to wield the stave of service in their favour is an honour above all else. On the other hand, time is but fleeting, and we must try our futile attempts to grasp it and ponder the mysteries of life, which we would not be able to do while we are king.
What would we know, we are still but a mewling infant. We would still in the future excrete our filth on the floor and play in it. Do not ask us this question yet. Leave us now.
Greetings, fellow! Perhaps you could answer the rascal’s question instead! Being next in line and given the choice, would you choose to take the throne or abdicate it? Send us your response by way of comment post haste.
Also, in the meanwhile, perhaps you would be entertained to read the works of our court scribe. You may do so in our royal Library! We bid thee thanks for your rich gifts of likes and shares and for your time spent on reading!