This paper counted more than 200 new articles in various prominent international media outlets covering the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey in Bhutan.
The news of the birth coupled with a Royal picture became one of the top trending news on the BBC website.
Britain’s Prince William and Princess Kate separately sent their greetings to Bhutan’s Royal couple via twitter. They said, “Congratulations to Their Majesties The King and Queen of Bhutan on the birth of their healthy baby boy.”
In India the news of the Royal Birth was carried across various prominent print and electronic media outlets.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who uses his twitter account to directly communicate with people also sent his greetings via twitter.
The Prime Minister said, “Congratulations to Their Majesties The King and Queen of Bhutan on the birth of their first child The Gyalsey. Tashi Delek Phuensum Tshogpar sho.”
Indian President Pranabh Mukherjee according to NDTV also sent his congratulations in a tweet. He said, “Hearty congratulations to the King and Queen of Bhutan on the birth of a baby boy.”
The Bangladesh press also enthusiastically carried the news of the Royal Birth. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen.
In a message, Hasina said she is greatly delighted to hear the wonderful news of the royal birth.
On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh and on her own behalf, she said, “I would like to extend to Your Majesty and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen our heartfelt felicitations and best wishes on your Royal parenthood.”
“It’s our immense pleasure to join the people of Bhutan in the celebrations of this momentous and happy occasion in Bhutan’s history. All our prayers and blessings are with the newborn and the mother for their good health and well being.”
Hasina invited His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen to visit Bangladesh with the new prince at a time of their convenience.
There are other congratulatory messages from various world leaders but such congratulations are normally sent through official channels to the Royal Palace and the government.
News of the Royal birth was also carried in the Nepalese and Pakistani media outlets.
The new of the birth also made the front pages in Thailand the Sunday edition of the Bangkok Post carried the happy news on its front pages. The article reflected not only fascination with Bhutan’s Royal family in Thailand but the longstanding popularity of His Majesty the King in Thailand.
Other Thai media outlets also carried the news with colourful photos.
Singapore’s media outlets like Straits Times and Asia one also carried the news.
There was particular interest in various media outlets across America even in the middle of the Presidential election. Even state level papers apart from National media outlets carried the news.
Interest was also shown in the Arab world with various Arab news outlets carrying the news of the Royal Birth.
Even faraway Philippines covered the news with interest. The Australian media both print and electronic also covered the news.
Japan’s version of BBC which is the NHK also carried the news along with various other media outlets.
With international newswire outlets like the Associated Press carrying the news many more media outlets carried the news in many more countries.