Royal baby to be named Qatar Airways after landmark sponsorship deal
10-year deal rumoured to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars
LONDON: Following what advertising executives have described as a “landmark deal”, representatives for the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar this morning confirmed that they had signed with the British royal family an arrangement that will see Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child named Qatar Airways.
According to Buckingham Palace sources, the 10-year contract – rumoured to be worth “hundreds of millions of dollars” – almost crashed when a Qatari envoy accidentally asked William “which wife was it?”.
As part of the deal and in a break from royal tradition, Qatar Airways Windsor will be formerly revealed to the public by a proclamation displayed at the entrance to London’s Harrods department store.
July 22, 2013 at 10:52 am
I cant believe they have sunk so low! Don’t they have enough money… while I live on tiny benefits which only just feeds my family of eight! This child will one day sit on the throne! We cannot have a monarch named after an airline! It sums up exactly whats wrong with England these days!
July 22, 2013 at 11:21 am
Its a joke website. Loweyeque by name low IQ by nature!
July 22, 2013 at 7:49 pm
LowEyeQue = Sarcasm! -_-
July 22, 2013 at 9:58 pm
Oh dear unable to know satire when it is sitting on your face
July 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm
To be fair, it is hard to see who it iss when all you can see is asshole.
July 22, 2013 at 11:44 am
U fool. How stupid are u. Go get a job and stop living on benefits u tramp
July 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm
Anyone believing that someone would believe this article is probably a fool aswell. look up sarcasm….
July 23, 2013 at 11:07 am
Are you a Daily Mail reader by any chance?
July 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Good one Mate… Don’t think the other folks got it yet!
July 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm
So replying to satire with sarcasm and healthy dose of cynicism and then ironically twist it so that it may look like your not. Man.. Covering all possible angles here.. Clever or too clever?!
July 23, 2013 at 11:01 am
Obviously “Too clever” for some…
July 23, 2013 at 8:47 am
It is a very cheap publicity stunt by Qatar, this shows how exploitative these people are. They don’t even spare a one day old baby. Shame on Qatar.
July 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm
you realise this isn’t real and this whole website makes comical articals relating to th middle east and creating sattire?
July 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm
excuse spelling, its late…
July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am
You said “I can’t believe”, but I think you just did.
July 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Why you don’t work living in benefits? get a job and live on your feet. Lazy bastd!!!
July 22, 2013 at 11:12 am
@LowEyeQue: Your comment sums up exactly how stupid you are.
July 22, 2013 at 3:40 pm
And you’re clearly too stupid to understand that it was a sarcastic post.
July 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm
Moron.. LowEyeQue is a fake person set to make comments to generate stupid responses like yours.,,
July 23, 2013 at 11:02 am
I was just trying to be be funny… 🙁
July 23, 2013 at 11:14 am
@anonymous: You are a worthy opponent in this battle… let us call it a draw before you sting me again with your mighty wit and repartee.
July 22, 2013 at 11:26 am
Are u stupider what of course they will not name it that…
July 22, 2013 at 11:26 am
This is an outrage and a disgrace. First they buy a World Cup, now a royal baby?!
July 22, 2013 at 11:31 am
Did someone really think this was
July 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Obviously not – look at the names.
July 22, 2013 at 11:44 am
I dont know, King or Queen Qatar sounds exotic.
July 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm
Then you can call her QQ
July 22, 2013 at 11:53 am
And whats wrong with England exploiting the Arabs.
July 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm
You are an idiot.
July 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm
lol this is so stupid! I cannot believe anyone believed this!!! What is more wrong with the people in England are those who are so naive and gullible as to believe something so ridiculous!
July 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm
The trouble with the English is we cannot believe you cannot believe that anyone believed this, believe me!
This is designed to be truly and absolutely believable, naive and gullible though I am!
July 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm
I don’t see what’s wrong with it. They have the right to fight for their share of the public image after Emirates’ strong PR stunt last Christmas with St (Santa Claus) Nicholas
July 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm
HRH Qatar Airways Windsor 😉
Sir Ponsemby Snottington Snipe
July 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm
QUICK SOMEONE MAKE A PETITION AGAINST THIS!
July 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Is Qatar Airways male or female?
July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm
July 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm
I don’t like joke articles. But you know what kind I like, truthful ones.
July 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm
From satire to surrealism. This is sheer genius. That apparently so many people have so little clue is unbelievable.
July 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm
hahahahahaha Falling on my ass laughing.
July 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm
To those berating LowEyeQue for not recognizing satire…um…how shall it say this…you need to recognize satire.
July 23, 2013 at 11:04 am
You’d have thought the name would have given it away…
July 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm
But there you go, using that operative, or non operative as the case may be, word: “thought”
July 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm
I think its very clever – Qatar Airways is non gender specific and so the name will fit for either sex Prince Qatar Airways or Princess Qatar Airways. My Question is – what if god blesses William and Kate Windsor with another child…Will Qatar airways have a Low Cost Carrier that could follow on the sponsor ship deal in time?
July 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm
What a Stupid Joke!
Don’t read it…
Waisting your time indeed…
July 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm
I can think of many worse ways to ‘waist’ my time!
BTW, It’s a boy – names please!
Suggest : Prince Five Star Sheraton Dafna Onaiza Rayyan Old Airport Waqif
July 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm
waist-time? Sounds inappropriate…
July 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm
HRH Prince(ess) Airbus Dreamliner Five Star
Nice ring to it!
Steph N Walker
July 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm
His name will be Mohammed Pee Be hoo…
July 23, 2013 at 7:17 am
I think Burj Windsor has a nice ring to it
I'm the pope, and i have a silly hat.
July 23, 2013 at 8:12 am
i think they should clearly have a range of children
QATAR Airways Windsor
Gibson GUITAR Windsor
Nasty CATARRH cough Windsor
July 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm
So nobody here smart enough to figure out LowEyeQue? Too Effie funny.
English Girl and proud (living in Dubai)
July 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm
@loweyeque: Actually, loweyeque you are what is what is wrong with England! 8 children and living on benefits! Have you no shame. its people like you that made me come to live in Dubai (that and the no income tax and Barasti but that’s not important here…). So what if a young couple want to make a few quid on naming a baby. Good luck to em! Thats the spirit of the English! Get the best what you can for yours! You need to have a long look yourself and start doing something for your half dozen kids! Enjoy the rain, loser, we are living the dream!
July 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm
I see what you did there.
July 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm
Why not HRH A380 thats a nice name……
July 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm
I think the comments are the most hilarious part of it
July 24, 2013 at 9:33 am
I think Qatar should put their money to better use… how about buying themselves a Dohatroit
July 24, 2013 at 11:09 am
Daily Mail readers actually taking seriously the joke comment by someone who uses the moniker ‘LowEyeQue’ sums you ridiculous idiots up. Go and rant about online porn or something you cul-de-sac dwelling ‘ban this filth’ middle class mongs.
July 24, 2013 at 11:31 am
ahhhhh .. My oh my … Just reading how you arguing about it … make me feel so smart …
July 24, 2013 at 11:44 am
Why on earth have a pop at The Daily Mail and its readers? At least it has the guts to tell it like it truly is. Clearly you’re a scrounger who relies on the State for your income, you revolting parasite.
God Save HRH The Queen and our newly born future King!
English Girl and proud (living in Dubai)
July 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm
I totally agree! What a scrounger! Bet they claim more than they deserve too! And I love the Daily Mail! They should do a story on how cool Barasti is or something so Dubai doesn’t look so bad… after that story about people doing naughty things in a taxi we expats could do with some good press. Did you see the pictures of Wills and Kate in The DM? Totes Amaze-balls! They cant really be naming the baby after the airline! I think this story is just really badly researched! This news site is Rubish! I bet they call him George… I cant wait!
July 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm
… and here too.
English Girl and proud (living in Dubai*)
July 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
What do you see?
*so proud in fact, moved eight thousand miles away to live in a Principality governed by sharia law
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July 27, 2013 at 1:13 am
I just dont like anyone here, just really felt like saying that…responses are mean and cold. if someone makes a mistake or is actually being stupid, it is no justice to call him/her names or act like you’re too smart for this world.
July 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm
That’s very sweet, Rose… but, alas, you too may have missed the joke.
August 6, 2013 at 5:09 am
Rose. Your remark has shamed me!
I’ll try to play nice from now on?
July 27, 2013 at 10:33 am
I am glad that common sense has finally prevailed – a recent report from Buckngham Palace confirms – “an agreement has been reached between the Emir of Qatar and the House of WIndsor has agreed on the compromise to the heir to the throne. Although named George in the English tradition, Their Highnesses has consented to spelling the name “George” with a “Q” – thus the heir to the throne will be Christened QeorQe Alexander Louis”
August 6, 2013 at 5:36 am
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August 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm
What an event! You could not find a girl name that deserves in all corners of Qatar. Qatari airways will fly high a british name for 10 years-while our children (for instance Palestinian ) sinking into a human bondage of hardships- would not that hard enough to get response from Qatari royals.