Guardian ‘Republican’ Button Appears Amid Royal Baby News

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Guardian offered a “Republican” option for people who are tried of hearing about the birth of Princess Kate.

The British newspaper included a Republican link at the top left of its front page on its U.K. edition on Monday, following the widespread coverage of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton going into labor at a hospital in London.

According to the Washington Post, the paper’s website included both a “Republican” and “Royalist” option. The former would remove all news about the royal baby.

The term “Republican” has a different meaning in the U.K.’s context, meaning a supporter of a republic without a monarchy. A “Royalist” means that a person supports the British monarchy.

As of Monday afternoon, the Guardian took the links down.

Princess Kate gave birth to a son at around 4:24 p.m. to a baby weighing 8 lbs. and 6 oz.

Prince Charles, the grandfather of the son, issued a statement.

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” the statement reads.

He added, “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

The baby is the couple’s first child.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.