The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, have officially welcomed a baby girl - and she isn't the only famous face to call May 2 their special day! The little princess, born Saturday morning at 8:34 am at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital and weighing in at 8 lb 3 oz, is in good company, with famous athletes and fashion designer among those who share her birthday
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & members of both families have been informed ," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter. "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
While North America wakes up to the exciting news, a few celebrities will no doubt be tickled that they now share their birthday with the new bundle of royal joy. And how fitting that one of them is a most-esteemed Brit: David Beckham. Yes, the most beloved soccer player turns 40 Saturday!
May 2 boasts a long roster of recognizable birthdays, everyone from acclaimed musicians to up-and-coming comedians. Take a look at who else shares a birthday with the little royal:
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
In addition, May 2 was also a birthday for a historic royal figure: Catherine the Great. The empress was the most renowned and longest-ruling female leader of Russia, from 1729 to 1796.
There were other big markers for this day, from great (Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) to ghastly (Anne Boleyn was arrested and taken to the Tower of London).
Perhaps most notably, in 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy.
On the lighter side: On this day in 1982, The Weather Channel debuted.
Of course any, day is a sunny day when it involves the arrival of a new little princess.
All in all, a very historic day. We can't wait to see how this new little royal will add to the timeline.
Congratulations to the happy couple, and her big brother Prince George!