United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama led the tributes, in which they hailed the birth of the royal baby as a “joyous occasion”. They also wished the new parents all the blessings and happiness parenthood brings.
The 31-year-old Duchess gave birth to her first male heir in London on Monday, July 22, who is third in line to become the future king of England after Prince Charles and Prince William.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a released statement, also conveyed his best wishes to Queen Elizabeth II on the birth of her great-grandchild. He also wished heath for the new born royal baby, the Duchess of Cambridge and the rest of the royal family.
German President Joachim Gauck sent two letters of congratulations, one addressed to the Queen and another to the new parents.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hailed the news as a happy day for Britain and the Commonwealth, while neighboring New Zealand Prime Minister John Key called the news as “wonderful”.
French President Francois Hollande, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Israel’s President Shimon Peres and its arch enemy Iran also sent in their messages congratulating the royal couple.
Meanwhile, some countries opted social media to send in their best wishes. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted that his country heartfelt congratulations Kate and William and the entire royal family. Leaders from Malaysia and Singapore also conveyed in their congratulatory messages via Facebook.