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Royal Baby, Meet The Internet


As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their first night at home with their newborn son, the Internet celebrated the royal baby's birth in its own way.

Twitter trolls had a blast:

He's not ginger ;) #itsaboy

— Prince Harry (@Prince___Harry) July 22, 2013

Dear William & Kate: If William is 100% royal and Princess Kate is 0% royal, will that make your son a half-blood prince? #RoyalBaby

— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) July 22, 2013

Enjoy these first carefree moments, #royalbaby boy, because tomorrow begins THE GAME OF THRONES.

— Team Coco (@TeamCoco) July 22, 2013

Great to hear the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour. Is she an affiliated member? #boomtish #royalbaby

— John Prescott (@johnprescott) July 22, 2013

BBC pointing out the #RoyalBaby has been born on a full moon. Not sure if they're suggesting it's a werewolf. We may not know for a while.

— The Media Blog (@TheMediaTweets) July 22, 2013

Woah people seem super excited for this new british band, the royal baby.

— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) July 22, 2013

I hope that one day the royal baby and Blue Ivy will rap together about how rich they are.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 22, 2013

If the #RoyalBaby ever sings "I just can't wait to be king" I will not be happy.

— Scar (@GrumpyScar) July 22, 2013

Whatever kittens are better than babies anyway

— Tom Hawking (@tom_hawking) July 22, 2013

One major reason to get your royal baby news from the Guardian … pic.twitter.com/QhcX6RXMuP

— Jonathan Haynes (@JonathanHaynes) July 22, 2013

Photomontages were legion:
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Several brands even came up with cheeky nods to the royal birth:

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Gaza Fighting Resumes, Quick COP28 Deal Signed, Longest Hit Song

Palestinians inspect damages after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a house in Rafah, southern Gaza, as hostilities resume after a week-long truce between Hamas and Israel.

Emma Albright & Valeria Berghinz

👋 Alò!*

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[*Haitian Creole]

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