Tuesday, July 23, 2013
London Fountains Are Now Blue for Royal Baby Boy
In case you haven't heard: It's a boy!
By now, the news that Kate Middleton and Prince William have welcomed their first child is known to virtually everyone.
But just in case you missed it, London is celebrating the Prince of Cambridge's arrival in a few very unique ways.
Take the fountains of Trafalgar Square, which have been lit in blue lights to celebrate the wee 8 pound, 6 ounce bundle of joy that arrived at 4:24 p.m. local time.
Images of the glowing water instantly made their way to social media such as Twitter and Instagram. There are sure to be many more photos too, as the colorful fountains will stay blue for the next seven days.
Of course, that's not the only way Brits celebrated the world's most famous newborn. The London Telecom Tower, formerly know as the BT Tower, had the phrase "It's a boy!" flashing in a digital banner. Not to mention tomorrow at 2 p.m. there will also be a gun salute fired at the Tower of London as well.
It should be noted that the citizens of England are also taking the time to toast their latest royal all on their own. While crowds of hundreds gathered outside the palace and St. Mary's hospital in London, residents of Bucklebury—where Kate's parents live—also have party plans.
"We are all having a massive party, it's a great atmosphere and it's all kicked off," local pub owner John Haley told the BBC. "It's great that Kate and her son are doing well."
Seems like the future king is already getting the full royal treatment.