Second Royal Baby Tops Twitter Trends, Activity Peaks Below Prince George's Birth

The arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William's second baby midday Saturday London time, in the very early hours of the day in L.A., quickly became the top trending topic on Twitter.

But Twitter activity around the baby girl fell behind that surrounding the couple's first baby two years ago, according to first data shared by the social media company.

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"The world has flocked to Twitter for news of the #RoyalBaby, which is now the #1 global trend on Twitter," the social media platform said in a statement at 12:35 p.m. London time (4:35 a.m. L.A. time).

The peak in #RoyalBaby Twitter conversation happened at 11:25 a.m. amid news of the birth, numbering more than 4,500 tweets per minute, according to Twitter.

Prince George also boosted Twitter activity with his birth on a Monday in July 2013, which came during the daytime in the U.S. Back then, the social media platform said that, at its peak, the royal baby drew 25,300 tweets per minute. The peak in global conversation also came just following the announcement of the baby’s birth.

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The announcement of the baby girl's name is expected to provide another spike in social media activity, as was the case with Prince George.

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