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Philadelphians Excited The Royal Baby Has Arrived

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By Diana Rocco

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –  The excitement over the royal baby isn’t limited to Britain.

We may be across the pond, but people here on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and even in Rittenhouse Square, are still very excited about this tonight.

The royal baby has arrived, and it is a boy.

“It is all over the United States and the world. So it’s pretty amazing,” said Megan Webber, of Rittenhouse Square.

In Wayne, at A Taste of Britain cafe, ladies enjoyed a spot of tea and scones. In Old City Philadelphia, the Victoria Freehouse had half-off happy hours drinks all day long.

Prince William and Duchess Kate are new parents and their baby boy is now third in line to Britain’s thrown.

“It is a big day I guess, an heir to the throne is born only every 30 years or so,” said Professor Joe Drury of Villanova University.

Baby balloons hang outside the English Gardener Gift Shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  Nearly 60 years ago, owner Gary Coleman was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the birth place of the new prince.

“We’re getting phone calls today, too, just from customers who don’t care how much anything is, they just want something with the royal baby on it. Whether it be the face, the date of birth,” said Coleman.

London Butler was born just two minutes ahead of the new royal at Pennsylvania Hospital. They now share a birthday.

“I’ll definitely tell her about this moment, because it is a very special moment,” said mother Bonyei Butler.

As the world now waits in anticipation of the child’s name, the speculation has begun.

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