Royal Baby Gets 2M Twitter Mentions

    Royal supporters Gladys Richardson, left, and John Loughrey gesture to photographers as they await the departure of Britain's Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge outside St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Tuesday July 23, 2013. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital on Monday July 22nd, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Don’t even try to pretend you didn’t care about William and Kate’s baby boy: Twitter doesn’t lie. According to the social-media website, the duke and duchess’s newborn son was a star on Twitter on Monday, getting more than 2 million mentions. The peak came at 8:37 p.m., when Buckingham Palace announced the boy’s birth, with 25,300 tweets per minute. The hashtag “#RoyalBaby” was used more than 900,000 times since the duchess was admitted to the hospital. It all started at 5:55 a.m. BST, when photographer Jesal Parshotam tweeted the exclusive that the duchess had been taken to the hospital. Catherine gave birth to a baby boy at 4:24 p.m. BST. Now just wait until we finally get to see the first pictures—Twitter will really explode.

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