Tuesday 12 December 2017

Obamas 'looking for right gift' for royal family

America's First Family are reportedly trying to find the "right gift" for His Royal Highness The Prince of Cambridge.

The subject of Britain's royal baby became the centre of conversation during a press briefing at the White House on Monday.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their entire family were looking forward to the announcement Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, had welcomed their first born.

"The entire first family waited with anticipation for the birth of the Duke and Duchess' child," he said, adding the president wishes, "the family and all of Great Britain well on this pending momentous occasion."

According to the New York Daily News, the First Family "must now work to find the right gift for the future king" following the child's birth Monday afternoon.

The secretary would not speculate about what the President, First Lady and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, might bestow upon the royal family.

"We'll see," he said.

President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, gave Prince William a custom built 25-inch-high Chippendale chair weeks after his birth in June 1982.

"To Prince William of Wales, From the President of the United States and Mrs. Reagan, June 21, 1982," read a silver plaque on the back of the furniture.

The new father released a statement following his own son's birth Monday afternoon.

"We could not be happier," he said.

"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight," Kensington Palace added in a statement.

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