Royal baby: Cameron and Clegg's statements

Published on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:04
Written by Vicki Mitchem

Prime Minister David Cameron gave a statement from Downing Street after the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy.

The Prime Minister said:

"It's wonderful news from St Mary's Paddington, and I'm sure that right across the country, and indeed right across the Commonwealth, people will be celebrating and wishing the Royal couple well. It is an important moment in the life of our nation, and I suppose above all it is a wonderful moment for a warm and loving couple who have got a brand new baby boy.

"It's been a remarkable few years for our Royal family - the Royal Wedding captured people's hearts, the extraordinary and magnificent Jubilee and now this Royal birth. All to a family that has given this nation so much incredible service and they can know that a proud nation is celebrating with them a very proud, happy couple."

The Deputy Prime Minister said:

"Miriam and I want to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. This is wonderful news which will make the whole country smile.

"The arrival of a first child is a very special time and we send our very best wishes to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - and indeed to all couples who have become proud parents on this very special day."

Source: PM/DPM Offices

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