Elections disputes, toe-sucking scandals and guardsmen behind bars. It just goes to show, there are no new stories, only variants of old ones.
Um. Like a cat?
Being a second-born royal can be a difficult path to walk – often, it seems to be the sibling’s job to make the mistakes the heir cannot risk.
It is not healthy for an entire country to have such an investment in the contents of a woman’s womb.
Amy Licence reminds us of the royal children who shaped the course of history, only to recede into obscurity.
In predictable fashion, anyone with a column to fill in the next week is going to write about the new royal arrival. Rafael Behr saves you the trouble of reading them.
Elizabeth Norton looks back to another highly-anticipated royal birth - that of Queen Victoria's eldest child.
The new Prince of Cambridge, Britain's future head of state, was born at 4.24pm, weighing 8lb 6oz.
Of all future subjects of our new infant overlord, none are more scapegoated than teenage single mums. Let's not forget about them and their children today.
Author responds to the media furore surrounding her supposed “attack” on the Duchess of Cambridge.