The Washington Times - December 3, 2012, 02:24PM

The same day Prince William and Kate Middleton made it official and confirmed that they are expecting a child, President Obama and first lady Michelle quickly sent their congratulations to the British royal couple on the future king or queen.

“On behalf of everyone here in the White House, beginning with the president and first lady, we extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news this morning out of London that they are expecting their first child,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said at the top of his Monday briefing with reporters.


When asked if the first couple have any advice for the royal couple on parenting, Mr. Carney said he hasn’t had that conversation with them.

“But I know they both feel that having a child is one of the most wonderful parts of their lives,” he added. “So, I’m sure that will be the same for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”