Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd visits Cate Blanchett and baby Ignatius

04/16/2008 at 08:23 AM ET

Kevin_ruddAustralian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, 50, made a quick stop at the Mater Hospital in Sydney yesterday to visit and congratulate actress Cate Blanchett, 38, and husband Andrew Upton on the birth of their new son Ignatius Martin, who arrived on April 12th. He also brought along a gift from children’s designer store Seed. When leaving he said,

I have just been wishing baby Ignatius a warm welcome to the world and to congratulate (Cate) and dad. They are doing well. She’s terrific. The baby is a beautiful guy.

Big brothers Dashiell John, 6, and Roman Robert, who turns 4 on April 23rd, also visited.




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Looney on

Wow, that is awesome. To have the leader of your country personally visit…that is flattering!

ang on

as an Australian, it seems odd but a nice gesture. cate is such a valued export. something howard probably never would have done…

Starlet on

I like Kevin Rudd, he was in England last week and made some great statements!
Quite flattering to have your PM visit you when you have a baby!🙂

Lilybett on

Cate is actually going to chair a session at the 2020 summit the PM is holding in the next couple of days in Canberra. She’s agreed to still go even though she’s just given birth. It was probably the least he could do to visit!

The 2020 summit is about a group of Australia’s best minds coming together to brainstorm ideas to improve different aspects of the country. Cate will chair the creative arts session. Hugh Jackman and Claudia Karvan (both with gorgeous celeb babies!) will also be in the session.

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