But while the parents might be anxious, world leaders stepped in to wish her well. The news was featured prominently on front pages in Argentina, India, France, South Africa and other countries. It sent Twitter into a tizzy, with the hashtag ‘‘royalbaby’’ trending worldwide and used more than 28,000 times in the first few hours following the official announcement. U.S. media websites such as People, Vanity Fair and the Daily Beast provided extensive coverage, with the Huffington Post launching a live blog to track developments.
‘‘The whole wide world is excited,’’ said Shao Hua Huang, a surgical nurse who practices in New York and Connecticut. ‘‘We’re really happy for her. It’s because of England and all the tradition. We Americans followed in their footsteps.’’
Associated Press writers Paisley Dodds, Danica Kirka and Cassandra Vinograd in London contributed to this report.