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#RoyalBabyWatch: Twitter reacts to royal baby madness

July 22, 2013|By Stacey Leasca
  • Well-wishers wait outside St Mary's Hospital for news of a royal birth.
Well-wishers wait outside St Mary's Hospital for news of a royal birth. (Peter MacDiarmid / Getty…)

If there is one thing you an count on social media for, it's breaking news updates. And, of course, the royal baby watch has provided plenty of fodder.

But when that "breaking news" involves a duchess who has been in labor for more than 11 hours things can get a little, well, tangential.

News broke late Sunday night (early Monday morning for you Brits) that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was taken to a private hospital in preparation for giving birth to the child who is in line to one day reign over Britain.

UPDATE: It's a boy!

Updated: 12:59 p.m.: Once the palace announced and tweeted the birth of a baby boy --  8 lbs 6 ounces and dad was present -- the celebrations began:

But during the long wait that came before, social media users immediately jumped on the chance to make a joke or two at the next heir apparent's expense. Here are a few of the best


— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) July 22, 2013

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