The case can be made that Kate Middleton knew what she was getting into when she legally bound herself to the Royal Family back in 2011. But with news that she and Prince William “timed” their pregnancy around the Queen’s 60th anniversary of assuming the crown party, I think we’ve just gotten a new window into what takes priority in Buckingham Palace.

People magazine reports that the couple apparently didn’t want to steal Great-Grandmother’s thunder with an adorable newborn:

Not surprisingly, the pair timed the pregnancy so as not to overshadow the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, nor to disrupt a major foreign tour.

“I don’t think anything is left to chance,” says Majesty editor Ingrid Seward. “Kate is probably one of the most organized

[royal]

women we’ve ever known.”

Queen Elizabeth II is certainly no dull crayon if even she knows that a royal baby will keep eyes firmly off of her — no matter how many diamonds she is wearing. Still, the very image of Kate Middleton penciling in “GET PREGNANT” like a manicure appointment, and then being anxiety-riddled that her due date might be rubbing up a little too close to a press tour of all things sounds colossally unappealing. Goodness forbid you “disrupt” a tour with something like a pregnancy. Does your uterus have no respect for other people? But I guess all of this is just the sort of thing that women of her caliber of limelight knowingly sign up for.

William must be a hell of a guy to be worth all of this.

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