A Prince Is Born: Celebrities Congratulate Kate Middleton and Prince William on New Royal Baby

On April 23rd, 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a son, the latest member of the British royal family. This is Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third child together, and the child is, therefore, the fifth in line for the throne after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.

Immediately after news of the baby’s birth was announced, celebrities took to social media to offer their congratulations, including everyone from British politicians to comedians and talk show hosts. Here’s a look at some of the celebrities who have congratulated Kate Middleton and Prince William on the birth of their newborn son.

1. Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street

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Naturally, British Prime Minister Theresa May sent her congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well.

In a tweet posted soon after the announcement, May sent the happy couple her warmest congratulations. She also wished them all of the happiness in the future.

Next: This American actress and director gave her congratulations and said she loves royal babies.

2. Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2015

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On the other side of the pond, Hollywood celebrities also weighed in on the royal baby announcement and offered their congratulations to the Duke and Duchess.

One of those celebrities was Elizabeth Banks, who said that she loves royal babies and that she gives her congratulations to all, but mostly the parents and the siblings.

Next: An American talk show host and comedian chimes in with a joke.

 3. Ellen DeGeneres

TV show host Ellen Degeneres appears at "The Ellen Degeneres Show" Season 13

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As is her style, comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres both offered a sincere congratulations to the Duke and Duchess, as well as a hilarious joke.

On Twitter, DeGeneres noted that the newborn baby is now fifth in line for both the throne and for Season 43 of The Crown. “Congratulations to all!” she added.

Netflix itself actually made a similar joke, posting on one of their official Twitter accounts, “A third #RoyalBaby? Season 70 of The Crown is going to be incredible.”

Next: A popular singer chimes in.

4. Liam Payne

Liam Payne smiling and waving, while getting into a black car and wearing a scarf

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One Direction’s Liam Payne sent out a tweet to his 33 million followers wishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge well.

Payne wrote, “Congratulations to her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge Kate and the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William on the birth of their baby boy!”

Next: This British celebrity weighed in on Twitter as well. 

5. Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

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Another British politician who sent his congratulations was Boris Johnson, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

On Twitter, Johnson wrote, “Huge congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their baby boy today!”

Next: This well-known mayor issues congratulations on behalf of his city.

6. Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan attends the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23, 2018 in London, England.

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Going back to world leaders, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, issued congratulations on behalf of the entire city.

Khan wrote, “On behalf of Londoners, I want to send our warmest congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy.”

Next: A religious leader offers his congratulations.

7. The Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby speaks at a vigil outside Westminster Abbey on March 24, 2017 in London, England.

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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, issued a sincere congratulations to the Duke and Duchess. The Archbishop on Twitter wrote, “May God bless them and all of their children with love, happiness and health.”

In addition, the official Twitter account of the Church of England sent a tweet about the baby as well, posting a picture of a prayer for the child’s happiness and wellbeing.

Next: The cast and crew of this popular TV show offer congratulations. 

8. The cast and crew of Coronation Street

Coronation Street

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One of the most popular shows in the United Kingdom, Coronation Street, weighed in on the royal baby news.

The show’s official account tweeted, “Congratulations from everyone at Coronation Street to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy!” They also jokingly recommended the name Kenneth after the character Ken Barlow from the series.

Next: This politician was criticized for tweeting his congratulations later than others.

9. Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North

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The leader of the Labour Party in the U.K., Jeremy Corbyn, also issued his congratulations, although he was criticized for being a bit late to do so.

In a tweet, Corbyn wrote, “Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their baby boy. I wish them all the very best.”

Next: Another politician offers their congratulations

10. Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a meeting at the National Cyber Security Centre on April 18, 2018 in London, England.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a message of congratulations on Twitter. Trudeau said, “Canada welcomes a baby boy to the Royal Family!”

Trudeau and his wife Sophie sent their congratulations to William and Kate, as well as to George and Charlotte, on the newborn’s arrival.

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