(CNN) - It didn't take long for the White House to weigh in on the latest news from London–that Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are having a baby.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney opened his daily briefing with reporters Monday by sending good wishes across the pond.
"On behalf of everyone here in the White House, beginning with the president and the first lady, we extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news this morning out of London that they are expecting their first child," Carney said.
The Obamas met Prince William and Catherine shortly after the couple's high-profile wedding last year. President Obama and first lady Michelle visited the United Kingdom in May 2011 and stayed at Buckingham Palace.