UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: "I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the latest addition to their family. The arrival of a royal baby is always an exciting and joyous event for millions of patriotic British people and many places will no doubt be decked out in red, white and blue to mark the occasion.
"I strongly urge all UKIP candidates to take at least an hour out of campaigning in order to toast the new arrival. I shall certainly be setting an example in that regard. After all, some things are worth interrupting politics for."