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The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To The New Royal Baby

This is all anyone can talk about right now.

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The story broke.

Having produced an heir, one can confirm that William and Catherine are expecting a spare. #RoyalBaby

Elizabeth Windsor@Queen_UK

Having produced an heir, one can confirm that William and Catherine are expecting a spare. #RoyalBaby

10:39 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BREAKING: Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with nations second favourite child.

The DM Reporter @DMReporter

BREAKING: Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with nations second favourite child.

11:27 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And everyone rushed to make jokes.

There's been an official announcement from Kensington Palace of baby number two. Are we going to get this every time George uses the potty?

Oonagh@Okeating

There's been an official announcement from Kensington Palace of baby number two. Are we going to get this every time George uses the potty?

11:30 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Very sensible plan to have a second #RoyalBaby. Only children are at risk of growing up with an overweening sense of entitlement.

Jack Seale@jackseale

Very sensible plan to have a second #RoyalBaby. Only children are at risk of growing up with an overweening sense of entitlement.

10:42 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were the inevitable bandwagon-jumping brand tweets.

Clarence House confirms that Prince George is said to be "distinctly unimpressed" by the #RoyalBaby news.

innocent drinks@innocentdrinks

Clarence House confirms that Prince George is said to be "distinctly unimpressed" by the #RoyalBaby news.

10:45 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others were distinctly laboured.

#KateMiddelton #RoyalBaby #bunintheaga

A lot of people steadfastly refused to be excited by the news.

WHAT WILL THE ROYAL BABY BE CALLED WHAT DAY WILL THE ROYAL BABY BE BORN WHOSE BLOOD WILL ANNOINT THE FOREHEAD OF THE ROYAL BABY

Alex Hern@alexhern

WHAT WILL THE ROYAL BABY BE CALLED
WHAT DAY WILL THE ROYAL BABY BE BORN
WHOSE BLOOD WILL ANNOINT THE FOREHEAD OF THE ROYAL BABY

10:32 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others expressed outright hostility.

"@BBCBreaking: Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with 2nd child" *Mutes "Royal Baby", smashes TV, cuts out own eyes, emigrates, kills self*

EyeCatchingHeadline@Cain_Unable

"@BBCBreaking: Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with 2nd child"

*Mutes "Royal Baby", smashes TV, cuts out own eyes, emigrates, kills self*

10:29 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The last Royal Baby's only been out a year and already they're bringing out a new one. What a scam.

Dan Marshall@danthat

The last Royal Baby's only been out a year and already they're bringing out a new one. What a scam.

11:33 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And complaints about media overkill.

So glad Royal Baby Overexcitement got picked up for a second season.

Rohan@mojorojo

So glad Royal Baby Overexcitement got picked up for a second season.

11:44 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then came all the people complaining about all the people complaining.

oh god people are going to be like "oh god people are going to be like "oh god people are going to be all like "royal baby""" all day

Keri@kerihw

oh god people are going to be like "oh god people are going to be like "oh god people are going to be all like "royal baby""" all day

10:36 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hell, even actual members of the royal family seemed unimpressed.

CNN asked the Queen's cousin, Margaret Rhodes, if she was excited about the Royal Baby. She replied: "not terribly. Everybody has babies."

Calum S@CalumSPlath

CNN asked the Queen's cousin, Margaret Rhodes, if she was excited about the Royal Baby. She replied: "not terribly. Everybody has babies."

10:50 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Though even the haters were able to see the potential benefits.

I hate babies and I dislike the Royal Family. But damn, am I excited for an imminent bank holiday. Praise the royal bae. I LOVE TO SLEEP.

Ryan Bassil@ryanbassil

I hate babies and I dislike the Royal Family. But damn, am I excited for an imminent bank holiday. Praise the royal bae. I LOVE TO SLEEP.

11:35 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Especially the name.

If its a girl phoebe, if its a boy phoebo #RoyalBaby

Friends Reactions.@FriendsReactss

If its a girl phoebe, if its a boy phoebo

#RoyalBaby

10:49 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don't name their second child Sharky then they're just wasting everybody's time.

IncrediblyRich@IncrediblyRich

If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don't name their second child Sharky then they're just wasting everybody's time.

10:34 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Media around the world raced to respond appropriately – even if their reports ended up sounding weirdly sarcastic.

Twitter: @TNeenan

The red bar along the top reads: "Prime Minister David Cameron sends his 'congratulations' to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 'happy news' of Duchess's pregnancy."

Pretty much everyone made a topical joke along these lines.

SHE'S PREGNANT SCOTLAND. YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE UNION NOW. #RoyalBaby

David Morgan@thisisdavid

SHE'S PREGNANT SCOTLAND. YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE UNION NOW. #RoyalBaby

10:33 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Opinions on how exactly the royal baby would influence the Scottish independence referendum were split.

Looks like Scotland might vote yes! RELEASE THE ROYAL BABY!

Chris Brennan@allpointsnorth

Looks like Scotland might vote yes! RELEASE THE ROYAL BABY!

10:35 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If you vote yes, Scotland, you will never get to see this royal baby. He/she will never even know you exist.

Graham Smyth@GrahamSmyth

If you vote yes, Scotland, you will never get to see this royal baby. He/she will never even know you exist.

10:37 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Darling: Scots can choose the Royal Baby name if they vote No #indyref

Dr Paul Coxon@paulcoxon

Darling: Scots can choose the Royal Baby name if they vote No #indyref

11:08 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pretty cool that a foetus with magic blood is now being cited as having an effect on a major democratic process. What a time to be alive.

Ben Machell@ben_machell

Pretty cool that a foetus with magic blood is now being cited as having an effect on a major democratic process. What a time to be alive.

11:39 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And pandas were suddenly topical again.

First Alex Salmond is denied his baby panda. Now this. #RoyalBaby

Peter Mannion 'MP'@PeterMannionMP

First Alex Salmond is denied his baby panda. Now this. #RoyalBaby

11:11 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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