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After Facebook page and Twitter account, Royal baby gets Wikipedia page

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 - 7:10pm IST | Agency: DNA Web Team
Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby may not yet be born but the social media and internet craze over the Royal baby is at an all-time high.
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As television media crew gather around the hospital where Kate Middleton will give birth to her first child with husband Prince William, the social media is buzzing with speculation about the unborn child.

The Royal baby has fake Facebook pages that share details related to various announcements that the palace makes about the baby's impending birth. A page called Royal Baby has details that read 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting' and has 1925 likes.

Another Facebook page The Royal Baby has 1048 likes, is classified as Monarch and has details that says, 'For all the information and latest news about the pending Royal baby.'

A community called Royal Baby on Facebook has 335 likes and shares details about the effect the baby's birth is having on fashion, trends and media happenings around the world.

On Twitter a number of fake Royal baby accounts exist like @TheRoyalBaby__ whose description says 'It's jolly dark in here...' The account has 11, 500 plus followers and tweets regularly. Here are some recent tweets,

Another Twitter account, @UnbornRoyal with a description that says 'The Prophesied Royal, Harbinger of Our Glorious Utopian Future. Obviously a parody' has 1,021 followers but has stopped tweeting since February 5.

Yet another account @IamRoyalBaby has a description '3rd in line to the throne. Indistinguishable genitalia. And for the last time, I don't know my name yet. Parody until i can get verified.' The place of the account is stated as Kate Middleton. The account last tweeted on June 27 and has 2,800 plus followers. Here are some tweets,

By having its own Wikipedia page, the Royal baby has become the first person to make a prenatal entry into the website. A Wikipedia page called Child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been created.

The unborn child's order of succession in the line to the throne has been mentioned as third, officially marking the soon-to-be born child's coming as a sign that he or she will replace Prince Harry.

The entry lists the hospital where Prince William and Kate William's baby will be delivered and the fact that it will be a natural birth with July 13 as the due date.

There is a mention that former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has been knitting a toy kangaroo for the child. It also states that Canada has proposed to light up monuments or places, such as Toronto's CN Tower or Niagara Falls, in blue or pink announcing the sex of the Royal baby to the world.

An article has been quoted on the page that predicts that a total of $430 million will be made worldwide in tourism and souvenirs after the Royal baby is born.

More accounts are set to grow as Kate Middleton's due date nears. And the Wikipedia page will also see numerous edits with details of name and sex when the Royal baby finally arrives.




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