Twitter is polarised over news of Kate Middleton's pregnancy announcement. Some tweeps are bubbling over with joy, while republicans bubble incandescently over the special treatment the foetus is currently receiving just for being a "#royalbaby".
Meanwhile, some commentators, like @amolrajan, are torn between simple joy at the news of new life and the opportunity to argue that the royals should immediately renounce their titles and go live in a hovel in Wales.
Here are some of the funniest, weirdest, loveliest and most controversial tweets so far.
@soukici: "In stark contrast to the rest of the economy, the bunting industry is having a booming start to the decade."
CarlaDobson: "Guardian is liveblogging the royal baby news wonder if they'll keep it up for six months"
@BrooklynDecker: "I hope Royal Baby and Blue Ivy Carter become best friends."
@TH3Consequence: "Already sick of the half blood prince royal baby jokes, snape wouldnt want to be associated with royals stop giving their baby his name"
@Joe_Whit: "Can someone save all the royal baby articles & then when it's grown up weird it out with how big the news of its conception was?"
@Commodity_Bull: "the royal baby has nothing on an American made iMac"
@Bourb0ns: "When the royal baby is born they better do the whole Lion King routine with it.
@YahooOMGUK: "The Jubilee, Olympics and NOW#royalbaby, has this been the best year EVER for Britain?!"
@Hel_374: "With all this excitement I have to keep reminding myself that it's not actually me that's pregnant"
@sophielelawrie: "And now a royal baby!!! This is a serious contender for the best Monday award"
@SeanWHughes: "What if it's twins? They should keep one under wraps - would come in very handy."
@George_E: "what we all want to know is, will she keep it? It could really interfere with her career."
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