The Internet Reacts to the Second Royal Baby
Congratulations, celebrations and political insinuations
The news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their second child prompted congratulations on Twitter from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Zoe Kazan.
But Piers Morgan and a number of Twitter users closely following the upcoming vote on Scottish independence were suspicious that Monday's happy news may have been an attempt to keep separatists from voting "yes" in the Sept. 18 referendum.
A "yes" vote would end Scotland's 307-year-old union with England and seemed unlikely until recent polls showed those who favor independence gaining ground, according to reports by the Associated Press and CNN.
Could the news that another royal baby is on the way keep Scotland from separating?
Ponder that as you read what people are saying about Monday's royal baby news on Twitter:
Congratulations to Prince William and Duchess Catherine! They’re expecting their second baby. I hope they go for Will and Kate plus 8.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 8, 2014
Congratulations to Prince William and his wife Kate on the news of their second child. Wishing you both the best of luck.— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 8, 2014
anyone else sometimes accidentally read NYFW as NSFW? ps happy royal baby dayyyyyy— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) September 8, 2014
The Queen's offered to have the next royal baby named 'WILLIAM WALLACE ROBERT BRUCE BURNS' if the Scots agree to vote NO.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 8, 2014
See, Scotland? If you vote for independence then you won't get wall-to-wall coverage of the next royal baby... wait! Come back!— Dan Silver (@dansilver_) September 8, 2014
Looks like Scotland might vote yes! RELEASE THE ROYAL BABY!— Chris Brennan (@allpointsnorth) September 8, 2014
Hey Scotland, if you vote Yes then you're not allowed to get a bank holiday when the royal baby is born.— Charlie Enser (@CharlieEnser) September 8, 2014