Prime Minister Congratulates Royals On Baby News
Rt Hon John Key
2012 Media Statement
Congratulates Royals On Baby News
Prime Minister John Key says he was delighted
to hear the news that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby.
is fabulous news for Prince William and Catherine, and I
know the Queen and Prince Phillip will be extremely
“It is an important day in any young
couple’s life when a baby is expected and I know that
Catherine and William will be as nervous and excited as
“We wish them both the very best and hope
Catherine’s stay in hospital is a short one.
behalf of the people of New Zealand, I congratulate them
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