image captionSeveral papers lead with the aftermath of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, with speculation about what the next few days will hold. The Daily Mail says the Queen faces her “loneliest” birthday as she turns 95 on Wednesday, surrounded only by staff who make up her “bubble” at Windsor. The paper says that she will not release a new portrait as she is still in the official period of royal mourning following Prince Philip’s death at the age of 99 earlier this month.
image caption“United in grief” is the headline dominating the front of the Sun – a reference to the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex meeting each other again at their grandfather’s funeral on Saturday. The brothers and their father, the Prince of Wales, spoke out of sight of cameras, according to the paper.
image caption“We’ll be at your side” is the Daily Mirror’s headline as the paper reports that a “rota” – led by the Princess Royal – will ensure the Queen is not alone. Meanwhile, Prince Harry is expected to miss the Queen’s birthday on Wednesday as he flies back to the US to be with his pregnant wife, the Duchess of Sussex, according to the paper.
image captionAnd other members of the Royal Family are expected to join the Queen on public events more often, the Daily Express reports. The royal couple were married for 73 years and Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history.
image captionAnother story featured prominently on Monday’s front pages is the plan for a European football Super League – a proposal which has sparked an intervention from Downing Street. The Times reports that Boris Johnson has said the league would damage the sport and urged the six English clubs who have signed up to the plan not to progress any further. Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are involved in the project.
image captionMr Johnson said the club breakaway would “strike at the heart of the domestic game”, the Daily Telegraph reports. He joined the Premier League and Uefa in condemning the proposal. Football fans are also angry as smaller and improving clubs will not be able to qualify, the paper says. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the new league would be tantamount to a “closed shop at the very top of our national game”, the paper adds.
image captionIt will be the “biggest shake-up” in European football for decades, the Financial Times says. The new league would involve 20 teams, 15 of which would be “permanent members” which would not need to qualify via their domestic leagues, the paper adds. Meanwhile, hopes for a new global emissions deal this year have been bolstered as the US and China commit to work together to tackle climate change in a “rare area of collaboration” between the two nations, the paper reports.
image captionThe best way to reduce crime is to cut poverty and inequality, Andy Cooke, who is retiring as chief constable of Merseyside police, told the Guardian. He said that if he was given £5bn to slash crime, he would use 80% of the funds to tackle poverty. “The best crime prevention is increased opportunity and reduced poverty,” he told the paper. Mr Cooke has started a new role as head of the inspectorate of the constabulary.
image captionThere are growing calls to put India on the UK’s “red list” of countries from which entry to the UK is banned, Metro reports. It comes after India suffered a record 261,500 new coronavirus cases in a day, the paper adds. The country now has the second-highest number of cases worldwide – with only the US above it. Mr Johnson is due to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week.
image captionElsewhere, the i has an interview with former European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker who tells the paper he believes former UK prime minister David Cameron is incompetent. According to the i, Mr Juncker said he should have been more vocal in the Brexit debate, but Mr Cameron told him not to “interfere” – and the EU is now the poorer for it. Mr Juncker also criticised the vaccine rollout on the continent under his successor Ursula Von der Leyen, and denies he has a drinking problem.
image captionFinally, the Daily Star says treasure left by King John could be under what is now a housing estate in Grimsby in what the paper labels the “great Brit gold rush”.