The Royal Baby Is Scientifically More Popular Than North West

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Between Kimye’s offspring and the newest addition to the Royal Family, it feels like we’ve been talking about babies all summer. North West and Prince George of Cambridge were both already incredibly famous before they even entered the world (not every fetus gets its own Twitter account), but who, technically speaking, is more popular?

The Cut took to Google (obviously the most scientific way of figuring this out) to find the number of Google searches for each infant within 24 hours of both Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton giving birth. While “Kim Kardashian baby” had a respectable 130,000 hits, “Kate Middleton baby” well surpassed that number with a whopping 139,000,000 hits in just a day.

The numbers don’t lie, folks. Although Kim gave birth first (and chose a more controversial name), the public is much more interested in the royal baby. This shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, though. While people only really care about Kimye in the US, the royal family is a subject of fascination around the globe. But don’t feel too bad, North. Even though you didn’t get a cannon salute announcing your birth, you still have playdates with Blue Ivy to look forward to. And everyone knows your proximity to Beyoncé is really the only signifier of fame that matters. 

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