Obama Rudd congratulate British royals

By: admin
Updated: 22 Jul 2013 11:15 PM

Washington: US President Barack Obama has
congratulated Prince William and his wife Kate on the birth of their first

"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," Xinhua quoted Obama as saying in a statement.

wish them all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings," he added.

Monday, Kate gave birth to a boy, the third in line to the British throne.
She wed William in April 2011, and was confirmed pregnant last December.

child enters the world at a time of promise and opportunity for our two
nations," Obama said.

"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," he said.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Tuesday sent their country's congratulations to Prince William and Kate.

birth of a baby is an experience to celebrate and cherish, Bryce said in a

"On behalf of all Australians, I send heartfelt
congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on this joyful
occasion. We wish the new parents every happiness and send warm greetings
of welcome to the little prince," she said.

Rudd said it was a
happy day for the nation's close friends in Britain and across the

"On behalf of all Australians, Therese and I extend
our warmest regards to the new parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge,
and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge," he said in a statement.

share in the joy of the Royal Family, particularly Prince Charles on the
birth of his grandson and Queen Elizabeth II on the birth of her