The Papers: Praise for Prince Harry and fears over Turkey


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Following its interview with Prince Harry about how he dealt with the death of his mother, the Daily Telegraph leads with reaction to what it calls a “watershed moment for the mental health debate”. The paper says schoolchildren will be given greater access to NHS mental health workers.

The Sun front page

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The Sun also praises Prince Harry’s “brave admission” about his mental health and reports that his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, has since “blasted” the monarchy’s “stiff upper lip”, which he says should not be at the expense of mental wellbeing.

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Also focusing on Prince William’s reaction to his brother’s candid interview on their mother’s death, the Daily Mail reports that the Duke of Cambridge has pledged to raise his two children to “grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions”.

The Guardian front page

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The Guardian reports from the bomb site of the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan. Afghan commanders have told the paper about the impact of the explosion, “which felt more like an earthquake” and has led to some locals feeling safe enough to return to villages, two years after so-called Islamic State drove them out.

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The Times reports on fears from the European Union following the referendum win for the “authoritarian” Turkish president. The paper says Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to consolidate his new executive powers by demanding visa-free travel across Europe for Turks.

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The Daily Mirror leads with an exclusive interview with a woman who says she looked after British girl Madeleine McCann several times in the Portuguese resort from where she disappeared in 2007.

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The i leads with threats of nuclear war from North Korea, which has promised “weekly missile tests” despite warnings from US Vice-President Mike Pence.

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The Daily Star says reality TV star Chloe Meadows, from The Only Way is Essex, was one of those caught up in an acid attack in a London nightclub in the early hours of Monday.

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A reported “crackdown” on foreign criminals is the lead story for the Daily Express, which says overseas criminals would have their appeals against deportation dealt with within 28 days under what it calls “tough action” being proposed by Justice Secretary Liz Truss.

Prince Harry is on the front page of the Daily Telegraph for the second day running following his revelations about his struggle to come to terms with the death of his mother.

It reports that ministers are examining plans to station NHS mental health workers in secondary schools full time in an effort to tackle what it calls a rising tide of depression and anxiety.

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According to the Telegraph, the idea is part of a green paper on young people and mental health to be published later this year. “Pupils to learn Harry’s lessons”, says the headline.

The Sun’s former royal editor, Duncan Larcombe, writes that he witnessed Prince Harry’s inner turmoil when the prince tried to have him ejected from a party in 2008.

Mr Larcombe says the confrontation took place shortly after the inquest into Princess Diana’s death, and the prince calmed down after venting his feelings.

The Daily Mirror welcomes the younger royals’ championing of mental health but adds: “Imagine the impact if this influential group spoke out against cuts…”


Donald Trump provides the image of the day – appearing on a number of front pages alongside a wide-eyed Easter Bunny at a White House children’s party.

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The US President was joined by the Easter bunny at the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll


‘Great day’ for diplomacy

The Times focuses on the Turkish referendum, reporting that European diplomats are increasingly concerned that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will renege on the agreement to stem migration to the continent.

They are said to fear that Mr Erdogan will consolidate his new executive powers by picking political battles with the EU.

The Times cartoon depicts the Turkish leader as a sultan on a golden throne, declaring “This is a great day for Turkish democracy… I hereby declare it illegal to say otherwise!”

According to The Guardian, the Turkish referendum is seen by some European leaders as marking the end of the country’s long attempt to join the EU.

The paper comments that Turkey’s turn to autocracy is now all but complete, and it calls on Europe to offer support to the country’s democrats.

In his column in the Telegraph, former Foreign Secretary William Hague blames the EU’s reluctance to admit Turkey for driving it towards autocracy. He argues that Britain should not turn its back on a vital ally now.


The Guardian carries a report from the base of so-called Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan where the Americans dropped the weapon known as the “mother of all bombs” last week.

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It says that residents have begun returning to the village close to the blast site, two years after they fled the fighting.

On a tour of the area, Afghan commandos point to worn-out shoes that they say belonged to IS fighters killed in the explosion.


‘Alien entrails’

The Times reports that after 250 years, the quest to find a living specimen of a giant shipworm is over.

Only fossils of the mystery mollusc have been found before, but now a live one has been fished out of a muddy lagoon in the Philippines. It’s no oil painting, though.

The Guardian describes it as “three feet long and glistening black with a pink, fleshy appendage”, and looking like “the entrails of an alien from a bad horror film”.

Biologists are thrilled, however. One tells the Guardian: “It might well be monstrous but that doesn’t mean it isn’t marvellous.”



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