Every day, babies are born and birth certificates are issued. Nothing unusual about that. Unless that baby is newborn Prince Louis and the parents listed on the birth certificate are Prince William and Princess Cate.
Louis’ birth certificate was released publicly on Tuesday and people couldn’t help but notice two of the form’s fields in particular: the occupations of Louis’s mother and father.
Check them out for yourself below:
That’s right. On the royal baby’s birth certificate, Prince William’s ‘occupation’ is “Prince of the United Kingdom” and Princess Cate’s ‘occupation’: “Princess of the United Kingdom.”
Prince Louis' Birth Certificate Released — and Will and Kate's Listed Occupations Are Priceless! https://t.co/Tg7zwTi761
— People (@people) May 1, 2018
A bit on the nose, perhaps?
And the occupations listed are their occupations
— Mike Nolan (@Michaelnono) May 1, 2018
Although some had occupation envy.
I feel like my careers officer has stiffed me
— A fair go for all (@NELLOinOZ) May 1, 2018
'Princess of the United Kingdom' I want that to be my job title!
— I changed my name (@hayleynicole198) May 1, 2018
I wish my occupation was listed as Princess of the United Kingdom @NijatK
— Sarah (@parrafoodie) May 1, 2018
But others questioned whether ‘occupation’ was really the right word for their titles.
— James Massola (@jamesmassola) May 1, 2018
Just leave blank
— Jimmy H (@Jhaxbo) May 1, 2018
I didn’t know that being a Prince or Princess of the U.K. is an occupation
— RFEM (@male_rfem) May 1, 2018
Yes, the whole idea of royalty – some people being much better than others due to their bloodline – is adorable.
— Dorian (@staten73) May 1, 2018
Sounds about right.
This is fascinating. A million names and no last name. And those occupations loll must be nice
— Z (@zohrasool) May 1, 2018
But I think we can all agree:
What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations!
— (((Judy#NotMyPrez))) (@PrettyBeaches) May 1, 2018