Out sister publications the Independent and Independent on Sunday traditionally don't go for extensive coverage of the royal family.
Following Prince George's christening, the Independent merely summed it up with a 19-word nib on page 27.
However, after the birth of his younger sister, the Independent on Sunday has dedicated a whole 276 words, albeit on the slightly less prominent page 29.
Here it is in full:
By Mollie Goodfellow
When the news broke at 11am yesterday, the royalists camped outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London began chanting, “Princess, princess”. It seemed an appropriate response to an official statement from Kensington Palace that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a daughter.
The royal baby, who will be fourth in line to the throne, was “safely delivered” at 8.43am, said the statement. Prince William was present for the birth, as he was with their first child Prince George. The crowd cheered again when Prince William emerged from the hospital and drove to Kensington Palace to collect Prince George. He returned in an hour and carried his son to meet his new sister.
The Royal Family expressed its joy at the new addition, with Prince Charles saying he and the Duchess of Cornwall were “absolutely delighted” at the news. The Queen and the Duke of York were at Richmond Castle in Yorkshire, marking the amalgamation of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and the Ninth and Twelfth Royal Regiments, when word of the birth came through. The princess is the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild.
Back at the Lindo Wing, the celebrations continued. Amy Thompson from Newcastle said she and her family had been camped outside the hospital for 13 days. “We’re so happy about it. We knew it’d be a girl,” she said.
In Birmingham, another mother was welcoming a child to the world – her second to be born on the same day as a royal baby. Monika Tano gave birth to her first child Liliana on 22 July 2013, the day of Prince George’s birth. Yesterday she gave birth to her second daughter, Aurelia.