From Canada to New Zealand, see how the birth of the royal baby boy was celebrated worldwide...
After 9 months of royal baby mania, the little royal arrival finally made an appearance on the 22 July 2013, and it’s a baby boy!
The whole world waited with baited breath from the second it was announced Kate had gone into labour, and at 4:24pm the future heir to the throne was born.
Take a look at how the birth of the royal baby boy was celebrated worldwide, from London, to Canada and New Zealand!
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Kate and Wills’ faces will be gracing hundreds of newspapers and magazines worldwide since the birth of their first child. Here are a few examples of the UK papers, note The Sun has dubbed itself, ‘The Son’ in tribute!
Auckland, New Zealand, joined in the wait for the royal baby by lighting up famous landmarks in the city blue and pink, in anticipation of the royal birth. And when the news came through that Kate had had a baby boy, the city lit up their War Museum in a fitting shade of royal blue to celebrate.
Town crier Tony Appleton gave a suitably formal announcement of the birth of the royal baby boy to the crowds gathered outside St Mary’s Hospital.
These new parents, Marc and Beverley Miell, had a little boy within 10 minutes of the royal baby, at 4:34pm.
The couple received a silver penny for their little one as a lucky token for sharing his birthday with the future heir to the throne.
The Queen’s own gynaecologist, Marcus Setchell, who was head of the medical team tending to Kate, emerged from the hospital after delivering the Duchess’s first child wearing a blue tie. Cheeky.
These little cuties, Chloe Bryan, 3, and her sisters, Wendy, 7, Amy, 4, and Sophie, 1, waited patiently on the beach in Hampshire to celebrate the birth of the little Prince.
‘It’s a boy!’
If you were in London and somehow hadn’t heard the news, the announcement was swirling around the BT Tower for all to see!
Even this London cabbie wanted to send his congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, by displaying the message ‘Congratulations! It’s a boy!’ on a lightbox propped up on its roof.
View of the bright blue CN Tower in Canada’s Toronto Harbour, lit to celebrate Kate and Wills’ new arrival.
One of London’s best known landmarks, the London Eye, was lit in red, white and blue to celebrate the birth of the future King of England.