Delivering the puns: Royal baby is front page news around the world
LONDON -- The arrival of Britain’s royal baby made headlines around the world Tuesday, as newspapers from London to Sydney led with the news on their front pages.
“It’s A Boy” said the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers next to pictures of the Duchess Kate or the Buckingham Palace easel on which the official announcement was placed.
One newspaper went a stage further: Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun changed its own title masthead to The Son for a special edition.
In the U.S., the Los Angeles Times went for a royal pun with the front-page headline "The prince of wails has arrived," while the Washington Post also chose a picture of well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace for its main image.
Britain’s Times ran a wrap-around picture on its front and back page with the headline "Welcome to the world, while The Mirror showed a picture of the parents alongside the headline “Our Little Prince.”
Some were a little more tongue-in-cheek: The “I” newspaper chose the headline “Born to rule.”
The Daily Mail meanwhile, chose to focus on the next king, Prince Charles. “Oh boy! One’s a grandpa,” read the headline, next to picture of the first in line to the throne.
In Australia, where the queen remains the official head of state, the Sydney Morning Herald focused on the gender of the royal baby, saying: “It's a boy: William and Catherine have a son,” while one of their columnists wryly suggested the future king should be named Kevin after the prime minister, Kevin Rudd.
For those who found all the royal news a little too much to bear, there was relief in the form of British satirical magazine Private Eye, whose cover on Tuesday read: "WOMAN HAS BABY."