Barack & Michelle Obama Congratulate Kate Middleton & Prince William on the Birth of Their Baby Girl: First Couple Are ''Delighted''!

President and first lady wish the whole family "much joy and happiness"

By Natalie Finn May 02, 2015 6:49 PMTags
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Royal Baby, Prince William, Duchess CatherineAP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Congrats on the princess!

So sums up the sweet sentiment sent out today by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama regarding the arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby girl, their second child together and first daughter.

Of course, the Obamas know all about first daughters!

"Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family, and all the people of the United Kingdom on the birth of the Royal Princess," the first couple said in a statement. 

"On behalf of the American people, we wish the Duke and Duchess and their son George much joy and happiness on the occasion of the arrival of the newest member of their family."

The American people may just be in agreement on this one.

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Obama sat down with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla not too long ago when the couple visited the U.S., and the president joked with Charles about the British royal family being more popular in America than our own leaders (aka the government).

"I don't quite believe that," Charles reportedly demurred, because he's polite.

 But as the Obamas said, congratulations again to the whole royal family!

"The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are 'absolutely delighted' at the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter," Clarence House said in a statement on behalf of the infant princess' paternal grandparents, who are said to be in the London area.