24/09/2014 06:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnancy: Best Twitter Responses

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The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant again, it was announced today (Monday, 8 September). In this lightning-paced age of social media, Twitter users had made the #RoyalBaby hashtag a trending topic within minutes.

From the heartfelt to the hilarious with a few political perfunctory tweets, here are our favourite responses to the royal baby news from Twitter:

And it didn't take long for Twitter fans to see the funny side of the happy news:

At the other end of the scale, the more cynical couldn't contain their (mock) excitement that a married woman in her 30s was taking the unprecedented step of having a baby.

Others couldn't resist a cheeky gag about the announcement coming just one day after the shock poll that put the Yes campaign for Scottish independence in the lead.

Former England rugby star Mike Tindall, husband of William's cousin Zara Phillips, was participating on a live radio show when the news broke.

He told talkSport: "I just sent them a message saying it was nice to hear the news on the radio."