The news that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl has sent social media into a frenzy of well wishes.
The Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who is expecting her first child this year, said:
— Becky Adlington (@BeckAdlington) May 2, 2015
Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar added:
#RoyalBaby It's a girl! Congrats! Indian parents say "never mind".
— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) May 2, 2015
Not to be left out, politicians on the campaign trail also posted their well wishes to the newly-born royal.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby girl. I'm absolutely delighted for them.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 2, 2015
Labour leader Ed Miliband said:
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their daughter. Wishing them lots of joy and happiness - and hopefully some sleep!
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) May 2, 2015
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said:
Best of luck to the Duchess of Cambridge today, as she gives birth to her second child. The thoughts of the whole country will be with her.
— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) May 2, 2015
Earlier this morning, The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in central London where a large crowd had gathered to catch a glimpse of the royals.
— Kim Hjelmgaard (@khjelmgaard) May 2, 2015
And the media was out in force waiting for news of the birth of the latest British royal.
— Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) May 2, 2015
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 2, 2015
Some took a humorous view of the news that the Duchess of Cambridge was giving birth. A mock Twitter account for Prince Charles posted:
Text from Mr Cameron: "The Duchess of Cambridge is in Labour? I always thought she was Conservative". #royalbaby
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) May 2, 2015