Prince William and
Royal Family Share
Royal Baby Joy Online
Just hours after the birth of the Royal Baby, Prince William broke his silence in a simple statement, "We could not be happier."
Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy at 4:42 pm London time, less than a day after it was announced she was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in the "early stages of labor".
The British Monarchy has embraced technology as it share its joy and excitement over the birth of the newest heir to the throne.
Breaking from tradition, even the Queen and Prince Phillip announced over Twitter that they were "delighted by the news of the birth".
Prince William's father, Prince Charles, also sent out a public message via Twitter,
"Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy."
Traditionally, the birth announcement is placed on an easel outside of Buckingham Palace, but this time around the announcement was distributed to media online and via twitter before it was placed outside. A photograph of the formal announcement is shown on an Instagram account run by Clarence House.
Followers of the Royal Baby frenzy are encouraged by Clarence House to use the hashtag #WelcomeToTheWorld and tweet well wishes at the family.
Prince William joined his wife, Kate, in the hospital during birth and is expected to remain in the hospital with Kate and baby over night. The name of the Royal Baby has yet to be announced.