What the papers say – January 14
The outcome of the royals’ Sandringham meeting dominates the papers.
Most national papers have dedicated their Tuesday front pages to the Queen’s decision to let Harry and Meghan step back from their royal duties.
The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent led with the Queen’s “unprecedented” statement on the Duke and Duchess’ transition away from the Palace.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) January 13, 2020
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) January 13, 2020
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) January 13, 2020
The Sun, the Daily Mirror and Metro all offered interpretations of the Queen’s emotions over the situation, describing her as “sad”, “regretful” and “heartbroken”.
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 13, 2020
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 13, 2020
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) January 13, 2020
The Queen would have preferred the pair to stay, according to the Daily Mail and the i.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 13, 2020
Meanwhile the Daily Express says the Queen was “gracious” in granting Harry his wish, however there are still lingering “complex issues” that need to be resolved.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 13, 2020
In other news, The Guardian reports on a new study that revealed the Earth’s oceans were warmer in 2019 than at any other point in recorded human history.
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 13, 2020
Guardian front page, Tuesday 14 January 2020: Record heat in world’s oceans is ‘dire’ warning on climate crisis pic.twitter.com/F4CANAqcLS
The Financial Times says the economy “shrank” in the run to the December election.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 13, 2020
And the Daily Star has a story on Manchester United player Marcus Rashford filing papers to sell personally branded housewares, including toilet paper.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) January 13, 2020