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:

Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar added:

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:

Labour leader Ed Miliband said:

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said:

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.

And the media was out in force waiting for news of the birth of the latest British royal.

Some took a humorous view of the news that the Duchess of Cambridge was giving birth. A mock Twitter account for Prince Charles posted: