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World salutes royal baby

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 01:30

July 23 - New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan celebrate news of the birth of the third in line to the British throne. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Raising glasses … and guns to Britain's youngest royal. New Zealand gave the infant prince - born to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate Monday -- a 21-gun salute. Australians greeted news of the birth with a toast. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEMBER OF THE AUSTRALIAN MONARCHIST LEAGUE, AIMEE RICHARDS SAYING: "The monarchy to me is a symbol of our heritage and it's part of our nations history so it is very important to me that we continue it on. You know, I love the royal family and I find they're very down to earth and relatable in many ways so, I'm very happy that the royal baby's been born today and it's very exciting." The 8 lb 6 oz baby was born at 4:24 pm in a London hospital and is third in line to the throne. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RESIDENT SHERLOCK ODEND'HAL SAYING: "I'm happy for them. I'm glad everything has worked out for them, you know. Everybody's healthy and happy and life goes on." China's state broadcaster CCTV announced the news on its morning bulletin. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 45-YEAR-OLD TOURIST ZHANG XIYUN SAYING: "I think it's a good thing that the baby has mixed blood from royalty and an ordinary person. If this baby inherits the throne, he would be much closer to the people. That is what I'm thinking." Meanwhile, British brands celebrated in Tokyo as some anticipated a boost in business. The popular couple has reinvigorated the royal family's image both at home and abroad, becoming global stars when some 2 billion people tuned in to their 2011 wedding ceremony.

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World salutes royal baby

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 01:30