The British are well known for both their hugely popular tabloids and a love of all things royal.

So the birth of a future king was always going to get the headline writers attempting to outdo each other on the front pages.

The pick of the bunch on Tuesday is probably The Daily Mail.

It runs a large picture of Prince Charles looking particularly pleased with himself - arms outstretched - alongside the headline: "Oh boy! One's a grandpa".

After the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday afternoon her husband's father issued a statement saying he was "overjoyed".

"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 Prince of Wales said.

The Sun replaced its regular masthead with "The Son" which was simple and effective.

Underneath was a full-page photo of the medical bulletin detailing the baby's birth which was displayed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The Daily Mirror ran a picture of Prince William hugging Kate with the headline: "Our Little Prince".

The Daily Star, The Daily Express and The Daily Telegraph all went with the safe but accurate: "It's a boy". Interestingly all three papers also ran pictures of Kate holding a bunch of flowers.

The Times had a souvenir wrap-around with the words: "Welcome to the World".

Left-leaning The Guardian decided more words was better.

"A birth, a boy, a prince, a king," it exclaimed on its front page with a photo of the birth notice being put on the very same easel used to announce Prince William's arrival in 1982.

The Independent tried to have a bet each way with a critical front page stating: "Special Delivery: Princess Gives Birth to a Prince - and a Global Media Frenzy Begins".