Obamas congratulate William and Kate on birth of son
The president and first lady meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on May 24, 2011, in London.
July 22nd, 2013
05:18 PM ET
10 years ago

Obamas congratulate William and Kate on birth of son

(CNN) - The White House released the following statement Monday from President Barack Obama following the news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, delivered a baby boy:

"Michelle and I are so pleased to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the joyous occasion of the birth of their first child. We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings. The child enters the world at a time of promise and opportunity for our two nations. Given the special relationship between us, the American people are pleased to join with the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the birth of the young prince."

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  1. Josh

    Obama repeated to William, "If I had a son, he would be that color too".

    July 22, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    Actually, the young prince is born into a world in which his every move will be followed with slavering intensity by a lunatic media complex.

    I wish the parents all the best. I hope they have nerves of steel and good lawyers - they will require both.

    July 22, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Woman In California - Boycott Florida

    Obama repeated to William, "If I had a son, he would be that color too".

    You right wing bigots never miss an opportunity to introduce race in the discussion do you?

    As to this big announcement – here are a few questions:
    Was it a royal conception?
    Did Kate have to wait nine months or was it a royal pregnancy timeline?
    Did Kate have royal labor pains?
    Did the royal child produce blue or red blood?

    IF the answer to any of those questions is out of the ordinary, it would be newsworthy otherwise, it's just another baby conceived in sin and born of corruption.

    Congratulations to Uncle Harry – as you're now irrelevant to this family.

    July 22, 2013 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I just can't seem to care about this.
    Not one bit really.
    Congrats nonetheless.

    July 22, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. Pk duster

    I hope there son has as much class that willian has

    July 22, 2013 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  6. ManWithThe1000PoundBrain

    OMG, I can't believe Obama made a statement about the royal baby and got in the middle of all this, playing the "BABY CARD" and just causing division in the world!!!" How outrageous! He should be impeached (but only in the dreams of the right wing conspiracy theory world)!! He is the worst president (that the right wing tea baggers ever hated, and oh, just try and forget about George W. Bush)! He is just an extremist socialist, commIe (even though he has been, policy wise, like a pre-Tea Party republican).

    July 22, 2013 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  7. sylvia

    I have been dismayed by all the ugly comments on other articles from a public who cannot stand happiness in others. When you are too small to enjoy happiness in another, perhaps you ought to look at what you have done to cause your life to be unhappy. The Royals have served a substantial role in Britain. After all, it is them and their homes that tourists go to see. They have subjected themselves to the world's scrutiny so that their economy might survive. That is sacrifice. Many Americans haven't sacrificed a moment for anything or anyone...not even themselves. The guv'ment is there to feed, clothe and shelter you...right?

    July 22, 2013 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  8. sly

    The funny thing is, this type of news story, common throughout history, will generate thousands of CNN blog responses, none of which are related to a simple announcement by one of the worlds few remaining royal familes. Congratulations I'm sure you'll be great parents.

    July 22, 2013 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  9. jo

    to Josh: get over yourself, not everyone is like you. The President, congratulated William & Kate, on the birth of their son. Enough said!

    July 22, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  10. Jackie

    Prince William was born on June 23, 1982 and President Reagan waited to send best wishes with Mrs. Thatcher and a few months later the President sent a gift to Diana/Charles. Wow Prince William has a son on July 22, 2013 and President Obama called the Prince and Princess to congratulate the couple and called the Queen with congratulations for the birth of her great grandson. The President show the respect and manners many have lost in America.

    July 23, 2013 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  11. mike

    I think the idea of a Royal family needs to go. Why should some bloodline get the privilege of an entire nation? He's a 'prince' ? How is that kid any more special than any other baby or grown human? Same here in the U.S., our Congress has become 'elite'.

    Humanity seems to be stuck in the dark ages, and the rich need to keep us there in order to preserve their place of privilege.

    July 23, 2013 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  12. YUCK

    Who cares

    July 23, 2013 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  13. BO

    Obama thinks he is a King ruling over all the peasants and surfs in America.

    July 23, 2013 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  14. bobm

    Welcome to 18% unemployment

    July 23, 2013 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  15. Steve

    Isn't this the same guy that couldn't be bothered with Margaret Thatcher's funeral?

    July 23, 2013 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  16. TRUE2theGame

    BLESSINGS 2 the Royal family w/new addition, new changes, & God's grace abound.

    July 23, 2013 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  17. Truck

    Obama;s are such wonderful people. They even called the gay black NBA player to congratulate him too.Chis Kyle,America's greatest sniper who was murdered by a white man,his wife never got a call from them for his great service for his country..........

    July 23, 2013 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  18. brina in DC

    Poor child already has the Obama mush working against him.

    July 23, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |