Obamas welcome royal baby, wish William and Kate 'happiness and blessings'

Olivier Knox
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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Announce The Birth Of A Baby Boy

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Royal fans wait for Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge and her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge yesterday gave birth to a boy at 16.24 BST and weighing 8lb 6oz, with Prince William at her side. The baby, as yet unnamed, is third in line to the throne and becomes the Prince of Cambridge. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed the #RoyalBaby's arrival and wished Prince William and Duchess Kate "all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings."

"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," Obama said in a written statement issued by the White House.

"We wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings," the president said. "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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