It’s the “World’s Most Famous Baby” and at just 3 days old, it already has the numbers to prove it.
Let’s run through them…
8 lbs., 6 oz. – baby boy’s weight
£4,965 ($7,775) – cost to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital
25,300 – tweets posted per minute after news of the birth broke
15,424 – retweets from the official Clarence House Twitter account, announcing the delivery
139,000,000 – Google hits following the birth announcement
22 – days the press camped outside the hospital, waiting for Kate to give birth
103 – number of cannon shots that rang out over London to celebrate the birth
4 – generations of direct descendants to the throne currently alive
16 – number of countries he’s destined to be head of state
31 – years since the birth of the last direct heir, Prince William
£56,000,000 – expected contribution to the UK souvenir industry
£1,000,000,000 – how much the royal baby is set to inherit
2,000 – number of babies born in Great Britain on Monday…
…but only 1 mattered.
Your Highness Prince [0 names at the moment] of Cambridge!