There is nothing remarkable about the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; nothing remarkable at all. Well, nothing if we overlook that His Royal Highness is third in line to regal ascent in 16 nations, will enjoy a sweet deal on capital gains his entire life and is, in essence, made not of mere flesh but of money and anachronistic hope.

Despite his extreme youth, Prince George is nothing if not remarkable; but in the days following his delivery the British royal family and a compliant international press have been working to build the "unremarkable" narrative. Earlier today, Prince Harry described the heir as "just like all babies". Just a little later, the Palace announced that "normal" "dad" Prince William would return to work  after "just" a two-week vacation; a period of respite that brings him into line, apparently, with all the "other dads".