Image caption Pictures of the newly-named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor dominate the front pages, after he was introduced to the world for the first time on Wednesday. “Aaahh! It’s Archie the Adorable,” is the headline in the Daily Mail, alongside a photo of Meghan showing the infant to his great-grandmother, the Queen. Image caption The Metro
The new royal baby, Archie, appears on all but a couple of the front pages.
Most show an image of the Duchess of Sussex showing her child to her great grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. There are wide smiles all round.
The Daily Mirror suggests “it is the delight on the Queen’s face that many will find so touching”.
There’s a warning in the Guardian that coastal and riverside villages and towns in Britain may have to be abandoned as climate change increases flooding and cliff erosion.
It says the Environment Agency has explained that building ever higher flood defences won’t work. More than five million people are at risk, according to the Times.
The Telegraph reports that record numbers of gay couples and single women are using fertility treatment. It says the number of women seeking IVF with a female partner has risen eight-fold in the past year.
Meanwhile, the Guardian focuses on figures that reveal the proportion of IVF treatments funded by the NHS has fallen to its lowest level.
‘Amsterdam in tears’
The UK papers are jubilant about the all England Champions League Final, after Tottenham beat Ajax, but the Dutch media is licking its wounds.
“Amsterdam in tears,” is the headline of De Telegraaf. It writes: “Almost the whole of football-loving Netherlands is disappointed. How could this go wrong?”
Ajax’s captain, Matthijs de Ligt, tells the Rotterdam-based AD news website how it seemed like a dream, losing in the last second.
And finally the Telegraph reports that sheep have been enrolled at a primary school in France.
The unusual measure was taken in the Alpine town of Crets to boost pupil numbers to stop the school being closed.
The i says the creatures were signed onto the register with names such as Baa-bete (baa beast) and Saute-Mouton (jumping sheep).