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Thousands of Italians tweet about royal baby

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Thousands of Italians tweet about royal baby
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the couple's first son on Monday evening. Photo: Wikipedia
14:04 CEST+02:00
More than 18,000 tweets about the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first son came from Italy.

#RoyalBaby tweets even surpassed those about Pope Francis, the website Wired.it said.  Out of the 18,000 or so tweets, 11,800 were made by different people. 

Tweeters injected a little humour into their messages of goodwill, with one making a reference to William's younger brother, Prince Harry, being snapped naked last year: "A son has been born to Kate and William in England. It seems that at the time of birth, the child was naked, just like uncle Harry."

Another quipped: "Considering the long labour, the only explanation is that Kate is about to give birth to a secretary of the PD" [Italy's right-wing People of Freedom party].

Meanwhile, Italians were also reported to be among among the top commentators about the birth on Facebook. They were eclipsed only by Britons, Americans and Canadians.

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