The Papers: Prince Harry ‘over the moon’ at baby boy

 
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Image caption Most of the front pages picture a beaming Prince Harry as he announced the birth of his son on Monday. The Mirror quotes the Duke of Sussex as saying he is “incredibly proud” of his wife and that his baby boy is “absolutely to die for”.
Image caption “It’s a boy!” declares the Express, reporting that the baby weighed 7lb 3oz (3.2kg). The paper also quotes from the statement Prince Harry gave to cameras in the grounds of Windsor Castle after the birth.
Image caption The Telegraph describes Prince Harry as “boyish in his enthusiasm” as he confirmed the arrival of his son, after what it describes as “a few hours of private, blissful joy”. “It was classic Harry: unbuttoned, excited, gloriously himself”, the paper says.
Image caption “Boy I’m happy” is the headline in the Metro. The paper says the baby is believed to have been delivered at the couple’s home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, at 05:26 BST on Monday.
Image caption The Daily Mail, however, reports that the baby was delivered “an exclusive London hospital” – thought to be the Portland – although the duchess had hoped for a home birth. The paper says the royal couple were driven to the hospital on Sunday afternoon with Meghan’s mother, Doria, and were back at their Windsor home “within hours of the dawn birth”.
Image caption The Sun says the birth – which happened “on the stroke of sunrise” – “hailed a new dawn for the Royals”. The paper notes that it marks the arrival of the Royal Family’s first mixed-race baby, ending “weeks of fevered anticipation”.
Image caption In other news, the i leads on warnings that one million species are at risk of extinction. The paper says that human behaviour, climate change, over-development and intensive farming are “destroying nature’s safety net, according to a landmark UN report.
Image caption The Guardian reports that the decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems could have a knock-on impact on humankind – including freshwater shortages and climate instability. The paper says that the report’s authors have warned these effects will worsen without drastic remedial action.
Image caption The reaction to Donald Trump’s threat to increase tariffs on all Chinese imports is the lead in the Financial Times. The paper says the tweets from the US president have “rattled global markets” and raised fears of “tit-for-tat trade sanctions”.
Image caption The Times reports that the NHS is to begin a global recruitment drive for tens of thousands of foreign nurses over the next five years, as it struggles to fill vacancies. In a report leaked to the paper, the Times says NHS leaders have conceded that there has been a failure to plan for the extra staff needed for an ageing population.
Image caption The Daily Star has a story about Line of Duty star Polly Walker on its front page. The paper reports that the actress – who plays lawyer Gill Biggeloe in the BBC One drama – has stripped off for a string of roles in the past.

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