White House to royal couple: Congrats!
The Obamas met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Prince William and Kate Middleton) in May 2011.
December 3rd, 2012
01:52 PM ET
2 years ago

White House to royal couple: Congrats!

(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.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Woohoo. Groan.
    What's the fascination?
    Oh, and Congrats.

    December 3, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    William is nothing like his mother in his actions. I find him to be self-centered and sometimes dismissive (at least in public) of his mother and all that she gave him. It's too bad he's more like his father, (severe lack of understanding in humanity and personality). Overall, non-story as far as I am concerned.

    December 3, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Is this a big deal?????

    December 3, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    This is so nice. His mother would be overjoyed. She was a wonderful mother and Princess. Congratulations Will and Kate!!

    December 3, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    It makes me scratch my head that the media refers to Kate as a commoner but fails to mention that her and William are 14th cousins, once removed and is 15th cousins to the Queen, once removed. Why do they keep this fact from the public? Don't be deceived people.

    December 3, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The media fails to report that "The Beast" was wounded to his head when he attended prep school and miraculously healed. Sounds familiar to a scripture in Revalations. As far as Princess Diana goes, ever research the tunnel that she died in and what it was used for in pagan times? She was sacrificed. Open your eyes and don't be deceived people!!!

    December 3, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I don't know Wake up People! I really don't know about all that good mother stuff and good princess.... you know what I mean?

    December 3, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. ja

    God Bless

    December 3, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Wake up People!

    @Dominican Mama. I liked her.... Prince Charles I didn't like. And I love Harry. The pictures I used to see of her and the children, were so nice.

    But she always had a sadness about her....... Probably from marrying that old, lecherous, hideous cheater.

    December 3, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. Phyllis G Williams

    Congratulations! God Bless! "the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" -
    (Romans 5; 5)

    December 3, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  11. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Congrats.

    Z z z z z z.

    December 3, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    @ Wake up People!

    @Dominican Mama. I liked her.... Prince Charles I didn't like. And I love Harry. The pictures I used to see of her and the children, were so nice.

    But she always had a sadness about her....... Probably from marrying that old, lecherous, hideous cheater.

    ____

    My sentiments exactly. I miss her and her wardrobe. She worked very hard for PEOPLE (when she didn't have to, often risking her life) and I loved that about her.

    December 3, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, Dan. 7.3 having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Rev. 17.3–0.-12
    2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: Dan. 7.4-6 and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
    -------------------------------------------------
    Look at the Royal Family's "COAT OF ARMS." WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

    December 3, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  14. Wake up People!

    @Woman in California...

    Thats exactly what I liked about her too. Her wardrobe was beautiful!

    December 3, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. hammerschlag

    Well done William! now it is up to the Dutchess.

    December 3, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |