Kate Middleton is pregnant!
Okay, you almost certainly know about it already! But this royal child is the first direct succession in 120 years who will get to meet its great-grandparent who are still ruling, and hopefully will be when the young tot arrives!
Within seconds of Prince William and Kate's happy announcement the Royal couple were trending on Twitter and drawing congratulations from almost everyone we can think of. The prime minister, David Cameron led the congratulations to the Duke and Duchess after the news that they are expecting their first child.
Mr. Cameron said in a Twitter message:
PM: "I’m delighted by the news that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents." #royalbaby— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) December 3, 2012
President Obama offered his family's congratulations via his daily White House briefing. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney delivered the Obamas' statement during their daily briefing.
'We extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news out of London that they are having their first child,' Carney read.
On Twitter, #royalbaby, #NameALegendand Prince William and Kate Middletonwere trending within minutes of the news breaking and a fake Twitter account with the name @IAmRoyalBaby was created which had 500 followers in less than five minutes.
Have a look at what celebs and Twitter users are tweeting about the news:
Awww so cute! Congrats!!! RT @khloekardashian: Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!! A royal baby!!! :) awwww so sweet— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) December 3, 2012
congratulations The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby.— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 3, 2012
Fantastic news for Kate, William and the country. A royal baby is something the whole nation will celebrate.— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) December 3, 2012
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!! A royal baby!!! :) awwww so sweet— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) December 3, 2012
I'm sooooooo excited that we're having a royal baby !!!! Congratulations to Kate and Wills !!!!!!— Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole) December 3, 2012
See, how Piers Morgan is taking on journalist that broke news about Kate’s pregnancy months before:
BREAKING NEWS: Kate Middleton's pregnant.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2012
Congratulations to every magazine editor for calling Kate Middleton's pregnancy - especially those who did covers on it 11 months ago.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2012
Huge day for gender equality. If this royal baby's a girl, she will automatically inherit the Throne. Always been 1st born son before.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2012
So now as the news is already out, people have finally stopped obsessing about when Kate will get pregnant… in fact, now they have a few more obsessions to deal with and have turned their attention to more significant matters, like what they'll name the baby!
You can be sure there won't be any wacky names for Kate and Wills baby, but still they can’t just pick any royal name, so there’s been a lot going on over the internet about what should the Royal couple name the baby. Check out some of the tweets from #NameALegend and #Royalbaby
#NameALegend - Prince William ... No, I am not a royalist - far from it in fact - but he's got Kate Middleton pregnant at the end of the day— Sam Hargreaves (@SamHargreaves_) December 3, 2012
#NameALegend Kate Middleton and Prince William's unborn child— Lauren Muhr (@_Loinz) December 3, 2012
Pope joins Twitter, Royal baby....just need Arsenal to sign Messi now and my day is complete.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2012
I hope the royal baby is presented to the public in a Circle Of Life type affair on the Buckingham balcony, narrated by Huw Edwards.— Robbie Doak (@oakeydoakey) December 3, 2012
If the Royal baby isn't a girl I'm not going to be happy.— Blonde Bombshell (@_DrunkBlonde) December 3, 2012
Imagine getting the chance to become a ROYAL BABY. The competition must have been INSANE. I'm picturing a sperm version of Mario Kart.— October Jones (@OctoberJones) December 3, 2012
#royalbaby is trending. So soon there will be a new half-blood Prince?— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) December 3, 2012
The fake accounts for The Royal couple’s baby were suspended but let’s check out some of the users mentioning @IamRoyalBaby in their tweets.
How long do you think it will be until someone creates a Twitter account for... the... oh. @iamroyalbaby.— Natalie Wall (@Cosmo_Nat) December 3, 2012
Didn't take long for @iamroyalbaby to appear on Twitter did it?— sara robinson (@sararobinson81) December 3, 2012
Cannot believe there is already a twitter parody of Will & Kate's unborn child! Is this life??? >>>> @iamroyalbaby— Toya Berry (@toyaberry) December 3, 2012
No wait, @iamroyalbaby is back!— Aaron Goodliffe (@AaronGoodliffe) December 3, 2012