The arrival of Prince William and Kate's third child, a baby boy, has sent social media into a frenzy, with celebrities and politicians alike using the platform to send congratulations to the Cambridges. Notes of best wishes and celebration have been pouring in ever since Kensington Palace announced the birth of the new prince on Twitter.
The official statement read: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." A second tweet read: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news." The announcement came just hours after it was confirmed that the Duchess, 36, had been admitted to the Lindo Wingat St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in the early stages of labour.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who hosted the Cambridges in Canada back in 2016, was quick to send a note to the family via Twitter, writing, "Canada welcomes a baby boy to the Royal Family! Sophie & I send our congratulations to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and to George and Charlotte on the new arrival." Britain's Prime Minister Teresa May shared in her counterpart's sentiments, writing, "My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them great happiness for the future."
Canada welcomes a baby boy to the Royal Family! Sophie & I send our congratulations to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and to George and Charlotte on the new arrival.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 23, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama sent a personal note to the family alongside a picture taken during her visit to Kensington Palace, where she met a robed Prince George. "Barack and I are thrilled to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their newest arrival! We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pajama party. I’ll wear my robe!" wrote the mother of two on Instagram.
British comedian David Walliams used the baby news to poke fun at Prince Harry, who is now sixth-in-line to the throne following the arrival of his nephew. "Prince Harry just got demoted again #royalbaby," wrote the funny man on Twitter.
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— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) April 23, 2018
My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them great happiness for the future.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) April 23, 2018