The announcement that Kate Middleton has gone into labour has been met with excitement, anticipation, humour and an overwhelming amount of television coverage. The Royal Baby is yet to be born, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from talking about the event.
On Twitter, the Internet’s water cooler, everyone is talking about the impending birth. Those thoroughly exciting about the child’s arrival are mixing with those who find attention paid to the whole affair rather tiresome. On top of that are the jokers, the comedians and parody accounts, adding their own spice to the stew.
First, let’s take a look at some of tweets from those genuinely excited about the arrival of William and Kate’s first child.
#RoyalBaby i'm very excited that the duchess has gone into labour, good health to them both and a safe and speedy delivery wished for her x
— Emma (@LillFuqqer) July 22, 2013
This Royal Baby makes me feel so old, remember when William and Harry were just kids — Olly Taylor (@OllyJamesTaylor) July 22, 2013
Oh boy or girl? Royal Baby watch! I predict girl!
— Mallory Stephens (@malstephens4) July 22, 2013
Ooh.. Kate Middleton is in labor. This is exciting. Can't wait for the royal baby's name. — Nicole Dizon (@NicoleGDizon) July 22, 2013
As one would expect, the birth of a royal child has been the subject of great mockery online, from nowhere more so than parody accounts already intent on mocking, or lightly teasing, the Royal Family. Here are some of the more amusing.
Heir it comes! #royalbaby
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) July 22, 2013
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) July 22, 2013
FAIR WARNING: If the number of terrible #RoyalBaby parody accounts goes over 9000 today, we WILL destroy your planet.
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) July 22, 2013
Here are a few other Twitter posts making light of today’s big news. From lightly amusing to abjectly absurd, everyone enjoys a good laugh.
I'll be in PEI today, which has absolutely nothing to do with #RoyalBaby.
— Tony Clement (@TonyclementCPC) July 22, 2013
My life has been a caravan of pain and fear for decades. But the royal baby will turn it all around. — rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 22, 2013
Hoping for royal baby's speedy arrival so we can get back to geeking out on more important things like Ultron and Chris Pratt's weight loss.
— Jeff Jensen (@EWDocJensen) July 22, 2013
The best part of a royal birth is when the monkey shaman presents the baby to all the other animals and Elton John sings Circle of Life. — James Cowan (@jamescowan) July 22, 2013
Today may be a good day to announce my new EDM DJ name: Royal Baby Labour
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 22, 2013
When does the Royal Baby get on the payroll? — Will (@natnewswatch) July 22, 2013
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