Press release

Seychelles Celebrates the Birth of Royal Baby, the Prince of Cambridge

July 23, 2013

President James Michel has today extended his profound congratulations, and that of the People of Seychelles, to their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Her Majesty the Queen, on the birth of the Prince of Cambridge.

President Michel described the birth as a “a joyous event for the Royal Family, and indeed the whole of the Commonwealth, which we, one of its smallest members, wholeheartedly share in celebration of new life.”

In a congratulatory letter sent to the His Highness Prince William, President Michel extended the support and prayers of the Seychellois people for a long and prosperous life for the young Heir, and added that it was the hope of the people to one day welcome back the newly extended family to the Seychelles:

“We pray for the good health of the young Prince and we join you both in celebration of this new life.

“This historic event is a reminder of the hope and joy Your Highnesses bring to the people of the Commonwealth.

“We remember fondly your visits to Seychelles – especially your honeymoon which was a great honour for our small country which, like you, attaches the greatest importance to the conservation of the environment.  We look forward to welcoming you back to our shores.”

President Michel extended the well wishes of the People and Government of Seychelles to the entire Royal Family as they celebrate this memorable occasion.