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#ALREADYASTAR Royal Baby Gets 2M Twitter Mentions Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Royal Baby Gets 2M Twitter Mentions

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.

July 23, 2013 6:55 AM