UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has toasted to the "continued good health and success and prosperity" of the new Prince of Cambridge, saying his birth has brought joy not only to Britain's royal family and people but to the world.
Britain's U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant invited the U.N. chief and diplomats from the 53 other members of the Commonwealth, an association of Britain and its former colonies, to raise a glass of champagne Wednesday to the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who is now third in line to the British throne.
The secretary-general said the world was excited about the birth and seemed to be peaceful now. "I really hope that this continues," said Ban, who spends much of his time dealing with global crises.