It is suspected that several foreigners who have died in natural disasters or in wars have done so to try to deflect attention from the only thing which really matters in life, i.e. the royal baby.
In some foreign country, a man who had his wife, children, house and livelihood swept away by floods apologised for any inconvenience caused. Through an interpreter, he said that it wasn't his intention to distract the world's attention from the most important event of the century, and that he would happily join in the celebrations, once the flood waters had gone down and he could find his Union Jack flags.
In a separate development, a woman in Syria who had her family murdered in front of her, while her house was bombed to smithereens, emphasised that she wouldn't want anyone to take any notice of her, and that everyone was far better off celebrating the royal birth. She said she would have liked to watch the whole thing on television,except she didn't have one - or anything else, for that matter. But she stressed that she and her homeless, bereaved neighbours still expressed their unmitigated joy.
'as you westerners so rightly say,' she said, 'always look on the bright side of life.'