Royal Baby by The Numbers

Matt Dekneef

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 [names at the moment] of Cambridge!

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