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Current Event Cat of the Day: Royal Baby

Current Event Cat - Royal Baby

Royal Baby Update: The heir is here!

Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a son into the world on Monday at 4:24 p.m. BST. The new parents are “doing well” and are preparing to leave St. Mary’s Hospital in London and present the royal baby — third in line to the British throne — to the world.

Meanwhile, Britain is going crazy. Gun salutes in Green Park and the Tower of London and the ringing of bells at Westminster Abbey started off the celebration. At Buckingham Palace, royal watchers, tourists, and everyone else in London are lining up in the rain to catch a fleeting glimpse of the bulletin announcing the arrival of the royal baby, which is being displayed on an easel. Even more are waiting outside the hospital hoping to see Wills, Kate and the royal baby as they leave. Speculation on the name of the royal baby is also in full force. Will it be George???? I bet it’ll be George.

And it’s not just Britain that is going nuts – it’s the Twittersphere. According to Twitter, the royal baby had more than two million mentions on Monday. The peak came at 8:37 p.m., when Buckingham Palace announced the boy’s birth, with 25,300 tweets per minute. Twitter doesn’t lie – you love the royal baby.

But enough about the royal baby – what about the coverage leading up to the birth of the royal baby? There were a lot of gems out there but here are a few faves:

1. CNN’s royal contributor Victoria Arbiter:

“This is how brilliant a royal Kate is,” Victoria Arbiter told CNN. “There are women throughout British royal family history that have panicked over not being able to deliver a boy, and here we are, Kate did it first time.”

Congrats on the 50/50 odds! Now here’s John Oliver mocking her endlessly:

2. BBC reporter Simon McCoy

Simon and his viewers are pretty much over the waiting game and have nothing left to report.

”Plenty more to come from here of course, none of it news, because that will come from Buckingham Palace. But that won’t stop us, we’ll see you later.”

“We’ll just wait and see, it could be tomorrow morning if all goes well today. Until then, we’re going to be speculating about this royal birth with no facts to hand at the moment.”

3. The Globe and Mail

The Globe asks: will the royal baby be a confident Leo or sensitive Cancer? Probably neither because astrological signs are bullshit.

4. And lastly, AccuWeather because not even the weather channel could pass up an opportunity to get in on the royal baby action.

AccuWeather begs the question: could a full moon or pressure changes have induced Middleton’s labor? In short: no – but thanks for reading.

Via: BBC News & Current Event Cats

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