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Royal baby birth heralded by politicians, fans and brands on social media

Congratulatory cheers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn daughter echoed over social media just as they did at St. Mary's Hospital in London, with politicians and Royal Family fans cheering the second royal baby's arrival.

Official Canadian well-wishes come from Gov. Gen. David Johnston, Liberal Leader Trudeau

Town crier Tony Appleton, who told CBC News he's definitely at St. Mary's Hospital in London on official business this time, wasn't the only one heralding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn daughter. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Congratulatory cheers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn daughter echoed over social media just as they did outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, with politicians and Royal Family fans cheering the arrival of the little princess.

Kensington Palace said in a brief statement that Prince William's wife "was safely delivered of a daughter" at 8:34 a.m. London time, less than three hours after she was admitted to hospital.

The palace's official Twitter account gave a play-by-play account of Saturday's events at the hospital, and posted photos of William and Kate's first appearance with the new addition — a sister for toddler George.

Canada's Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife, Sharon, tweeted congratulations, while issuing an official statement.

"Sharon and I are delighted to congratulate Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second child," Johnston's statement read.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau also sent congratulatory tweets. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has yet to issue a statement; he's currently in the middle of a surprise visit to Iraq.

Prime ministers from Australia and New Zealand sent well-wishes online to their Commonwealth compatriots:

The Royal Navy sent this elaborate tribute, from the HMS Lancaster, also known as the Queen's frigate:

Of course, brands on Twitter had to get in on the party. Here are a few clever ones:

This being the wild west of social media, of course, there was no shortage of sarcastic or sardonic comments on the royal baby's birth, which has been much balleyhooed by news media on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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