Celebrities fell over each other on Twitter to congratulate Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on the birth of their first baby, a boy destined to become king.
US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who was recently informed by the New England Genealogical Society that she is indeed a distant relative of the future queen, congratulated the nw parents.
It's a boy! So happy for my cousin Kate and the future King of England!— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 22, 2013
Fellow funny lady Joan Rivers also joined to celebrate the royal birth.
Congratulations to Kate & William on the birth of their baby boy! So relieved that his name won’t include the words Ivy or Apple.— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) July 22, 2013
All-news channels such as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC interrupted their regular programming for live reports from correspondents on the ground in London.
Fox News, famous for its conservative editorial slant, pointed out that the British royal family enjoys “a higher approval rating” than Obama.
the royal baby is literally like a few hours old and it’s already way more successful than ill ever be.— Terra (@terra_1313) July 23, 2013
Congratulations to my friends from the UK, first the Wimbledon trophy and now a royal baby boy. :-)— martinnery (@martinnery) July 23, 2013
To keep up with other power couples the new Royal Baby should be named North Westminster— Dave Thornton (@dave_thorno) July 23, 2013
so when was the last time you actually camped outside the hospital awaiting the birth of your relative's/friend's baby? #RoyalBaby— ronald teo (@ronaldteo) July 23, 2013