News of Kate's condition broke at 3pm on Monday afternoon, giving the country's newspaper editors plenty of time to sharpen their quills for the all-important "pregnancy" headline.

Online media was first to go with The Huffington Post UK plumping for "Kate Expectations" shortly after the announcement was made by St James's Palace. It proved a popular headline, with the editors of The Sun and The Metro opting for the same in their Tuesday morning editions.

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The Daily Mirror ran with the rather perfunctory "Pregnant Kate 'In Hospital for Days'", while The Daily Star took a different approach with "Royal Baby: It's All Down To Coconuts".

The I topped with "Pregnant Kate Has Severe Morning Sickness", while its sister paper, The Independent opted for the more thoughtful "Great Expectations: The Royal News That's Put A Spring Back Into The Media Step," a reference to the fallout from the Leveson Inquiry.

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Up-market, the Guardian splashed on a big picture of the mum-to-be, under the headline: "We've Got Something To Tell You: Queen - And World - Find Out Kate Is Pregnant".

At The Telegraph, a paper that gushes sycophancy over several pages at every royal sneeze, the front page speculated: "Could It Be Twins For Kate?" while The Express put out a "Royal Souvenir Special" with the headline: "Baby Joy For Kate And Wills".

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The Daily Mail also carried a banner highlighting "Royal Baby Special Edition", with the headline: "A Nation's Joy, A Husband's Nerves".

Lastly, The Times offer up the simple platitude "We're Expecting".

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Here's how the online world splashed the news...

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  • Daily Mail

  • Guardian

  • Huffington Post

  • HuffPost Style

  • Daily Beast

  • London Times

  • BBC

  • Sky News

  • NBC News

  • USA Today

  • CNN

  • People

  • ABC News

  • Huffington Post UK