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Royal baby a big, laughing matter on Twitter

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.

Never have so many had so much fun at the expense of a baby.

The birth of England’s royal boy king earned more than 2 million mentions on Twitter on Monday. At its peak – within minutes of the birth’s announcement at 8:37 p.m. London time – the topic drew 25,300 tweets per minute.

Popular hashtags included #RoyalBaby, #RoyalBabyBoy and #RoyalBabyWatch.

And of course, everyone’s having fun with the biggest news story of the week. Here are a few of our favorite royal baby tweets.

“JK Rowling confirms she is the royal baby.” @Davidschneider.

“I had a #Royal Baby once. Much more low-key. No reporters. No hospital. No sex.” @TheTweetOfGod.

“BBC News now reporting it’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno.” @JohnJFrusciante.

“A lady had a baby.” @joelmchale.

“Apparently the royal doctor pulled it out by his scepter.” @WendyLiebman.

“If the #RoyalBaby sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of Downton Abbey.” @CollegeHumor.

“Amanda Bynes already thinks the royal baby is ugly.” @yoyoha.

“Thank you Royal Baby for taking the focus away from Geraldo’s tight old man body.” @katespencer.

“Royal Baby is a great stripper name.” @alicewhitey.

“All my friends who are sad the baby isn’t a girl are comforting themselves with the hope it’s gay, instead.” @caitlinmoran.

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