As you would expect – there is plenty of coverage of the arrival of the royal baby in the papers.
The Daily Mail boasts of “23 pages of unrivalled pictures and reports” and quotes the Duke of Sussex for its headline: “This little thing is absolutely to die for!”
The Daily Mirror proclaims “It’s a boy!” and has 11 pages dedicated to the story – while there are commemorative supplements in the Daily Telegraph and the Sun, which describes the dawn birth as “Son-rise at Windsor.”
The Daily Star, in contrast, is the only publication to decide against printing a front page picture of Prince Harry, referring to the birth solely with the strapline “American actress has baby.”
‘Birth of a new era’
Australia’s newspapers focus on Harry and Meghan shunning tradition for the birth of their first child.
The Herald Sun has the headline “Heir we go”, and says the Duchess brought “a fresh perspective to the Royal Family” by appointing her own medical team.
The Sydney Daily Telegraph celebrates “the birth of a new era”, highlighting an Instagram post on the couple’s page praising people for donating to charities instead of sending gifts to celebrate the occasion.
There’s also plenty of speculation in the UK papers about who may be named as the new arrival’s godparents.
The Mail claims it could be a ‘Toffs v Celebs’ race, speculating that the shortlist could contain A-listers such as George Clooney, Serena Williams and the US television host, Gayle King.
The Mirror believes between five and eight godparents could be chosen, with Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall in the running.
And the Sun goes as far as offering odds on the matter, with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at 4-to-1, Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra a 25-to-1 shot, and Oprah Winfrey a 66-to-1 outsider.
Away from Windsor, the Mirror claims the number of patients waiting more than the recommended 18 weeks to have serious eye conditions treated on the NHS has trebled in the last four years.
It cites official figures from February showing that 59,000 people had been on the waiting list for more than four-and-a-half months – up from just 17,000 in 2015.
The Times reports that Britain’s power stations didn’t burn any coal for the longest period since the Industrial Revolution over the bank holiday weekend.
It says enough wind was generated from turbines to ensure coal-fired plants could be shut down for more than 125 hours – beating the previous record of 90 hours and 45 minutes.
The Sun calls the news “an unqualified triumph”, which demonstrates that the UK’s green credentials go “far beyond most other Western countries.”
Netherlands curbs tourists
The Guardian says the Netherlands’ tourist board has taken the unusual decision to switch its focus to curbing visitors rather than attracting them.
A new policy document states that “more is not always better, certainly not everywhere” and that action must be taken stop people becoming a nuisance.
They’ve proposed introducing tourist taxes to discourage people from visiting certain areas, quoting the example of Giethoorn – a village with a population of 2,000 which is inexplicably being visited by around 350,000 Chinese people every year.