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Leaders, celebrities react to royal birth

Published: Jul 22 2013 05:37:34 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 23 2013 02:53:57 PM EDT

As news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, had given birth to a boy, reactions quickly followed from the baby's family and political leaders around the world. And of course, plenty of celebrities weighed in on Twitter.

Prince William, Kate Middleton
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"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news." -Official statement from Kensington Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's residence

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