Europeans hail the birth of William and Kate's baby girl, even as some say they don't see what all the fuss is about. Vanessa Johnston reports.
News of the royal birth -- a baby girl for Kate Middleton and Prince William -- has excited UK politicians who have been on the election trail. Everyone from Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg.... (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADER, NICK CLEGG, SAYING: "Can we give a great Lib-Dem cheer for the wonderful news" ...to Labour party leader Ed Miliband... (SOUNDBITE) (English) LABOUR PARTY LEADER, ED MILIBAND, SAYING: "I would like to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the fantastic news. I know the whole country will be wishing them incredibly well." But it's not JUST the UK. All across Europe -- from Berlin to Madrid -- people were keen to send good wishes to the royal family. (SOUNDBITE) (German) PASSER-BY FROM THE NETHERLANDS, INGRID MOLE, ASKED WHAT SHE WISHES THE NEW BABY, SAYING: "All the best. Good luck. I hope for a normal life for the little baby. That it can be a child." But others don't see what all the fuss is about. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MADRID RESIDENT, MARIA JOSE, SAYING: "I don't think that the monarchy is a system that should exist in the 21st century. But well, congratulations to them." The royal baby -- whose name is yet to be announced -- is the second child for William in Kate... ...making one-year-old Prince George a big brother.