It’s a baby girl for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the buzz is being all over the world. Ardern’s pregnancy and childbirth is significant as she’s the first world leader to give birth in office since Benazir Bhutto, the prime minister of Pakistan did in 1990.
Interestingly Jacinda Ardern’s baby girl shares a birthday with the late Prime Minister too:
& she delivered on June 21st – Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s Birthday 💗 https://t.co/B474YVPW9A
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) June 21, 2018
Ardern’s office confirmed she gave birth to a “healthy baby girl”, weighing 3.31 kilograms, at 4.45pm on Thursday.
Ardern shared a photo of her and partner Clarke Gayford with their new arrival on Instagram, saying: “Welcome to our village we one.”
There were well wishes sent from Helen Clark in NZ:
Also well wishes from the US ambassador here in NZ!
Wonderful news! Huge congrats to 🇳🇿 Prime Minister @jacindaardern and @NZClarke on the birth of their baby girl! A warm welcome to the world! Wishing the family health, happiness, and all joy in the world. Tēnā koe i tō tamāhine. Ngā mihi mahana.
— Ambassador Brown 🇺🇸 (@USAmbNZ) June 21, 2018
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Australia’s Labor Party leader Bill Shorten also congratulated the couple on the birth.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) June 21, 2018
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) June 21, 2018
A big congratulations are in order for Miss Ardern, we’ll see you in 6 weeks!