Niagara Falls Goes Blue to Honor Royal Baby

July 22, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM EDT

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July 22, 2013 Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM EDT

Niagara Falls, NY (WKBW) - The excitement of the royal birth has spanned thousands of miles, and crossed the pond into the U.S.

Hundreds of people came to Niagara Falls on Monday night, to watch the famous falls lit up in baby blue to honor Baby Cambridge's birth.

"I was so excited I jumped out of my skin," exclaimed Theresa Pattinson, a tourist from Philadelphia. "They were married on my birthday and had a baby on my anniversary -- we have a special connection!"

As the night settled, the royal blue on the falls became brighter.

Earlier in the day, as news spread, tourists became more and more excited -- and intrigued by the eight pound, six ounce baby boy.

"We can watch him grow and blossom as a part of the monarchy," said Alejandra Carrasquilla, who is visiting with her family from Florida.

"That's a good size baby for (Kate)! She's a teeny little thing," said Tammy Henderson.

Of course, there is a royal dose of excitement for tourists from Europe -- especially those with friends in the UK.

Johan Almeby, who is visiting the Falls from Sweden, says his British friends are "following it minute by minute, on the telly, on the radio, everywhere."

"We have several royal families from Europe," explains Hanne Talgaart, from Denmark. "In Denmark, where I come from, the royal family is very important, so we follow the royal family very close.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also royalty over in Canada.