Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy Announcement Breaks Twitter Records

Did you ever think that morning sickness could become one of the most trending topics across social networks? Well it can when the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton confirms that she is expecting a baby!

Kate Middleton’s Pregnancy Announcement Breaks Twitter Records

An eagerly awaited pregnancy was announced today from St. James Palace, on behalf of the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge. Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their first royal child. The news is still very fresh but Twitter is already buzzing with new hashtags and the global excitement proves contagious. Everyone is sharing the news and congratulating the young royal couple. Did you notice the update in your news feeds?


#royalbaby Became The Most Re-tweeted Hashtag

19 months have passed since we followed their fairy tale wedding through social and traditional media and again, we’ll all be there for the thrill sourrounding Kate´s pregnancy. According to our statistics, there are more than one thousand related tweets appearing on Twitter every few minutes and #royalbaby became the quickest trending Twitter hashtag with about 3 thousand mentions now!


British Prime Minister, David Cameron, was one of the first to retweet this joyful news: “I’m delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.” In one hour only, his tweet got retweeted 1,460 times!

The Duchess is now staying in the King Edward VII Hospital in Central London, because she is suffering from acute morning sickness requiring supplementary hydration and nutrients. The palace has not announced the due date for the child as the pregnancy is in its early stages.

Staff Writer

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