The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby – bit.ly/11GYnaj
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) December 3, 2012
— Royal Baby (@IamRoyalBaby) December 3, 2012
Any chance of the first interview @royalfoetus ?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2012
Well, that didn’t take long. Minutes after Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting, spoof Twitter accounts popped up including @IAmRoyalBaby and in an Atlantic-spanning move, @royalfetus and @royalfoetus. The British Monarchy was not amused, as the former account was swiftly suspended, despite an interview request by CNN’s Piers Morgan. (Never mind: @IAmRoyalBaby is back.)
Clarence House broke Kate and William’s good news, which quickly spawned #royalbaby as a trending topic on Twitter. The Guardian and the BBC are covering the news in live-blogs. Also joining Twitter today in a royal blessing for the social media platform: @pontifex, the official account for the Vatican’s iPad-handy pontiff, Pope Benedict.