A symbolic example of the impotence of our country was laid bare during Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day in 2011 when they were photographed in a car with " Euro" plates.
And as a government website makes abundant clear the use of car seats is an EU competence, specifically EU Directive 2003/20/EC.1839: BBC correspondent Nicholas Witchell says the royal couple will come out with the baby between now and 7pm. They will answer a couple of questions - there is a microphone set up. They will then re-enter the hospital and put the baby in his car seat before departing for Kensington Palace.
It's revealing that the little lad is hardly a day old but already he's subject to EU laws his parents have no say over.