Soon after the news broke of the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offered their congratulations.
“Along with millions here and around the world, I share in their joy at this special time. May God bless this family with love, health and happiness in their shared life ahead,” Archbishop Welby wrote in a message to the royal couple.
Adding his congratulations, Archbishop Hiltz wrote, “The announcement of the birth has created such jubilation in the streets of London. The flash of flags, the ringing of church bells, the chants of the crowds gathering in The Mall and in front of the Palace speak of a people’s deep joy.
“I pray that William and Kate will find true delight in their child and that God will give them quiet strength and patient wisdom as they seek to nurture their child in all that’s good and true and just and pure
“May God bless them with much happiness this day and for many many years to come.”