The British newspapers all lead on one story
With the birth of the royal baby, there is only one story the press will feature on their frontpage nationally and internationally. It was a tense moment for the print press last night not knowing whether the baby would be born in time for the newspapers to go to print. The newspapers were delighted last night when it was announced that The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth as it meant they had the story to go on the front pages creating souvenir issues.
The Sun would have been disappointed if the baby was a girl, otherwise they would have had to scrap their headline ‘The Son’ which is a slight alteration of the masthead, a dream pun for The Sun.
The Daily Mirror leads with the headline ‘Our little Prince’ with one of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement photos. Interestingly, they do not lead with the headline ‘It’s a boy” probably as in March the headline was “It’s a girl” due to the Duchess apparently nearly slipping up.
The Daily Star, Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express all lead with the headline “It’s a boy” and a huge picture of the Duchess of Cambridge covers the whole front page as well as a statement of the weight of the baby.