Notables from across the globe quickly reached for their nearest mobile device today to extend warm public congratulations to Kate Middleton and Prince William as they welcome Great Britain’s newest little Prince.
According to local press reports out of London, the currently nameless 8 pound, 6 ounce baby boy was born at 4:24 pm.
“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild,” The Prince Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall said in a statement. “It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy. Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”
Among the headline-making celebrity tweets that followed today’s royal birth are:
Prime Minister David Cameron (@David_Cameron)
I’m delighted for the Duke and Duchess now their son has been born. The whole country will celebrate. They’ll make wonderful parents.
UK Prime Minister @Number10gov
PM on #RoyalBaby: An important moment for our nation but above all a wonderful moment for a warm and loving couple.
William Shatner (@WilliamShatner)
So pleased to hear that William and Kate had a baby boy. Long live the future king. MBB
Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers)
Congratulations to Kate & William on the birth of their baby boy! So relieved that his name won’t include the words Ivy or Apple.
Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton)
It’s a boy!!! Special times ahead for Kate and William. Xxxx
Jeff Daniels @Jeff_Daniels
I’ll pay good money if they name the Royal Baby Royal.
Crystal Hefner @crystalhefner
Congratulations to William & Kate on the arrival of a Prince. #RoyalBaby
Queen Latifah (IAMQUEENLATIFAHAH)
Welcome to the future king! Congratulations William & Kate. Much Love, Queen Latifah #QLShow
Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi
Wishing Prince William and Duchess Kate much joy and happiness as Great Britain welcomes the newest member of the Royal Family. #RoyalBaby