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Royal baby triggers excitement in New York

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 - 01:14

July 22 - Locals and tourists in New York welcome news that the royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have welcomed a baby boy into the world. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Excitement over the birth of the future British king has reached across the pond. As the news broke in New York's Time Square, locals and tourists alike welcomed the arrival of a royal baby boy. SOUNDBITE: (English) LAURA ARDIZZONE, PASSERBY IN TIMES SQUARE, SAYING: "Yes I am. Because I was in London last week so we were expecting this. Everybody was waiting for this. And so I'm happy." SOUNDBITE: (English) KEN MADDEN, PASSERBY IN TIMES SQUARE, SAYING: "Absolutely, how can we not be excited. It's like we had our own." Nearby, it was time to put up the bunting and celebrate in true British style. With the future king's name yet to be revealed, talk quickly turned to what Prince William and Kate will call their son. SOUNDBITE: (English) TRISTAN LAYTON, FRIEND OF "TEA AND SYMPATHY" OWNERS , SAYING: "George. I've got a feeling that it's going to be George. It may not be but that's my feeling. We haven't had a George for a while. And the Queen's father was George and he was very popular." SOUNDBITE: (English) PENNY BRADLEY, OWNER OF "COLE'S" RESTAURANT, SAYING: "I don't know. There was a lot more speculation about girls names than boys names. The only one I saw for a boy was George. I don't think I saw anything else. And that was high on the list of - you know, the bookmakers were going after." For now, the name will be left to speculation. The third in line to the throne will be publicly named at a later date.

Royal baby triggers excitement in New York

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 - 01:14

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