Heard enough of the cooing and saccharine gibberish about the royal baby over the last 24 hours? Have a look at these reactions and jokes to cheer yourself up.
Since the birth of the royal baby on Monday afternoon, the reactions – and more importantly the jokes – have flourished online. Many have felt the need to reference the Lion King, understandable given the circumstances, while others focus on the extensive, and some say ridiculous, media coverage.
@SareshenP mocked the media hype through this photo montage on Twitter.
Some also envisoned the child being introduced to the world dangling over a balcony, Michael-Jackson style:
This photomontage was widely shared on Twitter.
While others in vain tried to stem the hysteria:
There were also unflattering comparisons to the cruel teenage king from the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Twitter reached a frenzied peak of 25,300 tweets per minute when the Prince of Cambridge's birth was announced. The #royalbaby hashtag has also been used 900,000 times and counting according to Mashable.com
These numbers sound huge, but when you compare it to events like the election of Pope Francis I (132,000 tweets per minute back in March) or President Barack Obama's re-election, which set an all time record of 237,000 tweets per minute in November, baby Cambridge doesn’t seem quite so impressive.
Finally, one inspired artist showed off his talents giving a how-to-guide
on drawing your own royal baby.