Prince feeling fit; tabloids in a snit

Published June 7, 1991|Updated Oct. 13, 2005

The 8-year-old son of Prince Charles left a London hospital Wednesday, two days after his forehead was fractured by a golf club swung by a schoolmate, Buckingham Palace said. Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, will suffer no permanent damage from the injury, a palace spokeswoman said.

London's tabloid newspapers lambasted Prince Charles for not spending more time at his son's bedside.

"42 Mins (minutes): That's all Charles can spare for Wills," headlined the Sun, Britain's largest-selling newspaper.

"What kind of dad are you?" said a front-page editorial in the paper, which devoted two full pages to the royal drama.

In equally passionate tones, the tabloids praised Princess Diana, William's mother, for spending two nights at Great Ormond Street Hospital in an adjoining private room.