It’s all blue as UK and the World Reacts to the Birth of the Royal Baby Boy
If you have just woken up and haven’t heard of it yet. … it’s a boy! The royal baby birth watching and suspense is over and now the celebration all over the world has begun. The messages of congratulations have started to pour in.
Some of the leading British newspapers announce the birth of the royal baby
The London Eye was illuminated in patriotic colours following the announcement
“The Queen and Prince Philip are delighted at the news of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby.”
Duke of Cambridge
“We could not be happier.”
“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. 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.”
Prime Minister David Cameron
“It is wonderful news from St Mary’s Paddington, and I am sure right across the country and right across the Commonwealth people will be celebrating and wishing the royal couple well. It is an important moment in the life of our nation, but I suppose above all it is an important moment for a warm and loving couple who have got a brand new baby boy.
“It has been a remarkable few years for our Royal Family. A Royal wedding that captured peoples’ hearts. That extraordinary and magnificent jubilee and now this royal birth, all from a a family that have given this nation so much incredible service. And they can know that a proud nation is celebrating with a very proud and happy couple tonight.”
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
“I think all Australians at the bottom of their hearts wish the royal bub all the best, and certainly wish the new parents all the best as well. This is a day of great joy.
“To Prince Charles and Camilla, they have the delight of being grandparents, all I can say is, this is probably one of the best experiences of your life. And I’m sure they’re going to have a wonderful time with the royal baby. And her Majesty the Queen and to the Duke of Edinburgh, the special delight of a great-grandchild. So, on behalf of all Australians, we wish the family all the best at this wonderful time of celebration.”
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
The arrival of the newest member of the Royal Family, a future sovereign of Canada, is a highly-anticipated moment for Canadians given the special and warm relationship that we share with our Royal Family. This new beginning reminds us of the remarkable and enduring relationship our country has enjoyed with generations of the Royal Family.”
US President Barack Obama
“Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child.
“We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings. The child enters the world at a time of promise and opportunity for our two nations.
“Given the special relationship between us, the American people are pleased to join with the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the birth of the young prince.”