published Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Spokesman says Obamas on royal baby watch

Members of the media gather across St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labour. Royal officials said that Kate traveled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate _ also known as the Duchess of Cambridge _ is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.The baby will be third in line for the British throne _ behind Prince Charles and William _ and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Members of the media gather across St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday, July 22, 2013. Buckingham Palace officials say Prince William's wife, Kate, has been admitted to the hospital in the early stages of labour. Royal officials said that Kate traveled by car to St. Mary's Hospital in central London. Kate _ also known as the Duchess of Cambridge _ is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.The baby will be third in line for the British throne _ behind Prince Charles and William _ and is anticipated eventually to become king or queen. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The royal baby watch extends into the White House.

Spokesman Jay Carney says that President Barack Obama and his family, like many Americans, “wait with anticipation” for the birth of the British royal heir.

Carney tells reporters that the Obamas wish Prince William, his wife, Kate, and all of Britain well on the “pending momentous occasion.”

Carney isn’t commenting about what gift the Obamas plan to send the baby.

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