Allocated a gender at birth and weighed in imperial measures? The Royal Family do not check their emails, do they?
But it is no joke that the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will enjoy the financial support of the State while the third children of anyone else will no longer do so.
This amounts to a policy of compulsory abortion, and it is rightly opposed in trenchant terms by the bishops of the Church of England, of which this newborn's grandfather, father and brother at least aspire to become Supreme Governor in due course.
The birth of the new Prince is an occasion to address this issue with the utmost seriousness and urgency.