The world was waiting with bated breath for official confirmation Monday morning of Prince Harry’s new sibling.
But two front pages that showed up on British tabloids with the word “brother” above a portrait of Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and what appeared to be two other people were decidedly less encouraging for the couple.
On the front of The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph, the latest invention of the Mirror, was a man in dark glasses who didn’t look too much like Prince Harry or Prince William’s wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
“We used the man because he resembled him (Harry) the best,” British tabloid royal correspondent Jenni Murray told HuffPost. “They are very similar-looking, have fair skin and thinning hair — so we did not want to put anyone other than Harry on the front.”
The Daily Mail, The Sun and The Daily Telegraph all hit the front with a series of images showing the person standing between Harry and Meghan, but the Mirror story — which it shared with their U.S. counterpart, the Daily Mirror — reportedly came from a photo-filing service that the tabloids all use.