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Pippa Middleton has shared her reaction to the birth of the royal baby and her nephew Prince George this week.
Furthermore, the new aunt has been helpful to her sister, Kate Middleton, during the early days of motherhood at Kensington Palace.
Born Monday at 4:24 p.m. and weighing eight pounds and six ounces, Prince George has elicited celebrations across the globe.
Among those celebrating the royal baby's arrival is his aunt Pippa; the younger sibling of the Duchess of Cambridge.
According to a source close to the 29-year-old aunt, Pippa is "very excited about my sister's baby" and "so happy to be an aunt, as I love kids," she told People magazine.
Middleton and her boyfriend Nico Jackson traveled to London's Kensington Palace to visit Prince George as well as the new parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Upon the child's arrival, Prince William revealed he and his wife "couldn't be happier," and the pair warmly thanked St. Mary's Hospital.
"We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received," read the joint statement.
"We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone- staff, patients and visitors- for their understanding during this time," the first-time parents added.
Then, one day after the world caught a first glimpse at the royal baby, the palace revealed the child's full name, George Alexander Louis, and title: His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton as well as Prince Charles and wife Camilla had already met the child at the hospital on Tuesday before the new parents exited the Lindo Wing of the hospital.
After spending one night in Kensington Palace, the new parents and Prince George headed to Middleton's family home in Bucklebury, about 55 miles west of London.