The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. Prince William has an heir (third in line to the throne, as it happens). Yes, a royal baby is on the way. Give or take six months.
Oh, Christmas came early, all right.
And if you think the world's media is going overboard with their enthusiasm for this momentous babymaking occasion, well, they've got nothing on Hollywood, because almost as soon as St. James's Palace announced that the duke and duchess were expecting their first child, Twitter exploded with well-wishes for the happy couple. (The countdown is already on for a royal baby parody account to pop up, and...oh, phew. We knew you wouldn't let us down, Internet.)
U.S. & World
Herewith, a sampling of the celebrity baby congratulations for Will and Kate:
Prime Minister David Cameron: I'm delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.
Kim Kardashian: Aww so cute! Congrats!!!
Khloe Kardashian Odom: Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!! A royal baby!!! :) awwww so sweet
Brooklyn Decker: A ROYAL BABY
Ivanka Trump: A royal baby is on the way for #KateMiddleton and Prince William! lovely! #royalbaby
Damon Lindelof: "KATE MIDDLETON'S UNBORN CHILD SHALL SAVE US FROM THE FISCAL CLIFF!!!" -- My Cardboard Sign Today
Piers Morgan: Congratulations to every magazine editor for calling Kate Middleton's pregnancy - especially those who did covers on it 11 months ago.
Josh Malina: I hope it gets Kate's hair.
Estelle: Beautiful. Congrats will and Kate.
Cheryl Cole: I'm sooooooo excited that we're having a royal baby!!!! Congratulations to Kate and Wills!!!!!!