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World landmarks glow blue for royal baby

TORONTO – Several landmarks around the world put on a light show Monday night to commemorate the birth of the Prince of Cambridge.

London’s landmarks, including the London Eye, lit up in the national colours of red, white and blue, and the city had a party atmosphere unmatched since last summer’s Olympics.

The London Eye. Niki Nikolova/Getty Images
The London Eye. Niki Nikolova/Getty Images. Niki Nikolova/Getty Images

In New Zealand, close to 40 buildings across the country lit up in blue including Sky Tower in Auckland, the airport in Christchurch, and Larnach Castle in the South Island city of Dunedin.

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The Sky Tower lit up blue in Auckland, New Zealand. David Rowland / Rex Features via The Canadian Press
The Sky Tower lit up blue in Auckland, New Zealand. David Rowland / Rex Features via The Canadian Press. David Rowland / Rex Features via The Canadian Press

Canada joined in the lightshow as several landmarks, including the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and Parliament Hill bathed in blue Monday night in honour of the baby.

CN Tower. Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press
CN Tower. Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a healthy baby boy Monday afternoon after going into labour in the early morning hours.

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Niagara Falls. John Normile/Getty Images
Niagara Falls. John Normile/Getty Images. John Normile/Getty Images

Prince William was by his wife’s side during the birth of the 8 pound, 6 ounce prince.

Cloud Event Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. David Rowland / Rex Features via The Canadian Press
Cloud Event Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. David Rowland / Rex Features via The Canadian Press.

with files from The Canadian Press