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Reactions to the royal baby announcement

In the last hour, Clarence House has confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. Within minutes of the announcement celebrities and politicians have been congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their news.

Prince George will soon have a younger sibling.

Prince George will soon have a younger sibling.

Live reaction to the news:

Prince Harry“It’s great news, I cannot wait to see my brother suffer more”

Prince Edward“It’s fantastic”

David Cameron, UK Prime Minister“Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I’m delighted by the happy news that they’re expecting another baby.”

Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister“Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the news that #RoyalBaby number two is on the way.”

Ed Miliband, UK Opposition Leader“Fantastic to hear that Prince George will soon be a big brother! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their happy news.”

Alex Salmond, Scotland First Minister“Congratulations & best wishes to the Earl & Countess of Strathearn. Wonderful to hear they’re expecting their second baby – very happy news!”

Mike Tindall“I just sent them [William & Kate] a message saying it was nice to hear the news on the radio.”

Nigel Farage, UKIP leader “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are expecting their second child”

Tony Abbot, Australian Prime Minister“This is an exciting time for the Cambridges and I look forwards to welcoming their growing family back to Australia”

Earl Spencer, the Duke of Cambridge’s uncle“It is just such happy-making news. I have never known a period of news where things have looked so dark and bleak around the world and to have this pop up is just fantastic.”

More reaction as it comes into us here at Royal Central

Photo Credit: Government House NZ/Woolfe/Crown

  • auds

    Well Mike Tindall–sometimes families are the ones to hear news last.don’t be miffed.these things do happen.probably no time to call everyone.congrats to the Duke and duchess of cambridge.

    • Ricky

      I’ve read that William and Catherine hadn’t planned to make the announcement this early, but it was impossible to keep it quiet after she needed treatment for severe morning sickness.

      They would probably have told all the family first if not for this reason. I hope Mike Tindall doesn’t stay mad too long, but I can understand how he feels.

    • Kita

      Considering how close William and Kate are reported to be with Mike and Zara, this could just be a bit of friendly banter – much like Harry saying he can’t wait for William to suffer more.

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