Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, confirmed on Monday they were expecting, and already there were parody tweets from the yet-to-be born royal highness.
Just minutes after the announcement, social media sites were alight with the news of the pregnancy. The hashtag “royalbaby” was trending on Twitter, and several parody handles, including @royal_fetus, the British-spelled @royalfoetus, and @IamRoyalBaby had sprung to life and gained thousands of followers.
One American comedian snagged Twitter real estate @RoyalFetus more than a year ago, and first tweeted on April 29, 2011, the couple’s wedding day. Today, after months of radio silence, it tweeted simply – “I EXIST!!!!!”
Turns out the will-be royal tyke’s online alter-ego has quite the sense of humor already, and plenty of attitude. “I may not have bones yet, but I’m already more important than everyone reading this,” reads one tweet. For those wondering about the living conditions, it “smells of gin and baby powder. Also carrots? Kind of.”