Michelle and Barack Obama have responded to the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child – a son – to the world on 23 April. And, while his name remains a secret (for now), they have confirmed that HRH Prince of Cambridge will be fifth in line to the throne, after his grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, brother Prince George, and sister Princess Charlotte.
Naturally, it wasn’t long before the world’s leaders took to Twitter to congratulate William and Kate on their happy news.
Prime Minister Theresa May said: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them great happiness for the future.”
My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them great happiness for the future.— Theresa May (@theresa_may) April 23, 2018
The Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Church of England, said: “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their baby, a brother for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. May God bless them and all of their children with love, happiness and health.”
“Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them all the very best,” added Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: “Canada welcomes a baby boy to the Royal Family!”
Canada welcomes a baby boy to the Royal Family! Sophie & I send our congratulations to William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and to George and Charlotte on the new arrival.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 23, 2018
And British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson added: “Huge congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their baby boy today.”
One person who remained notably silent, though, was President Donald Trump – which was decidedly uncharacteristic, considering his fondness for Twitter.
Thankfully, though, Barack and Michelle Obama were there to pick up the slack, sending out a tweet of a throwback photo from their trip to Kensington Palace in 2016, which features a young Prince George (dressed in a fluffy white dressing down) shaking hands with Obama.
In the post, they congratulated the Duke and Duchess on their newest member of the family and then set plans for another pyjama party into motion.
“Barack and I are thrilled to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their newest arrival,” wrote Michelle.
“We hope to meet him soon for a Kensington Palace pyjama party. I’ll wear my robe!”
It’s a firm reminder of the Obamas’ close friendship with the royal family – and yet another reason to feel a little glum about the fact that the couple have not been invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.
However, the soon-to-be newlyweds did not intend this as a snub: they will not be inviting any political leaders to the event, at least not on the basis of their official position. Instead, only personal friends of the couple will be inside Windsor Castle for the event on 19 May – along with 1,200 members of the public.
A statement from Buckingham Palace explains that Harry and Markle want “their wedding day to be shaped to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations”. The couple have therefore asked Lord Lieutenants to select over a thousand people, young and old, who have shown examples of strong leadership, or particularly served their communities.
Among the list are some seriously inspiring women and girls, who have shown strength in the face of adversity, survived trauma only to use their experiences for good and started their own charities.
To find out more those being rightfully being honoured for their incredible and inspiring achievements, visit this article now.