Newspaper headlines: Harry 'in turmoil' and 'royal soap Oprah'

By BBC News


Many of the papers look ahead to the Royal Family's meeting about the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Daily Mirror says one may only imagine the anguish the Queen is facing at having to host the summit. The Guardian thinks the talks will have implications not just for the couple, but also for other members of the Royal Family.

The Daily Express predicts that the Queen and senior royals will spell out the full cost of quitting to Prince Harry and Meghan.

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The Daily Mail says the prince will be warned a deal is far from done and there are formidable obstacles to overcome before he can stand down as a senior royal.

The Daily Telegraph believes that with "complicated issues" - such as the couple's finances and their future security - still to be resolved, the Queen's desire for a swift resolution is by no means guaranteed.

One option being considered, suggests the Sun, is offering Harry and Meghan a Commonwealth role, but the paper believes sorting out their finances could prove tricky.

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image captionProtesters burn a UK and Israeli flag in Tehran

Meanwhile, the protests across Iran against the regime's leadership have reached what City A.M calls boiling point. The Guardian says the nation's leaders are struggling to contain public anger at the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner.

It believes the demonstrations threaten to tip the regime into crisis just as it was riding a wave of nationalist sentiment after the US killed the top general, Qassem Suleimani.

The Independent's website says Iranian officials will fear a resurgence of the widespread protests in the months before the general was killed.

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, tells the Financial Times that the biggest challenge facing the security service is technology and how it's transforming the way it operates.

The Daily Telegraph picks up on his comment to the FT that he had "no reason" to think the UK's intelligence sharing arrangements with the US would suffer if Britain used Huawei's technology in its 5G network.

The paper says his view has increased speculation the government is on the brink of announcing the Chinese firm will be able to bid for "non core" elements of the 5G infrastructure.

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image captionSir Roger Scruton was the author of more than 50 books on aesthetics, morality and politics

There are many tributes to the philosopher and author, Sir Roger Scruton, who has died at the age of 75.

Writing on the Spectator's website, the magazine's associate editor, Douglas Murray, describes his achievements as remarkable, saying he appeared to know about absolutely everything, producing books on architecture, philosophy, beauty, music, religion and much more.

The Daily Telegraph says he enjoyed a reputation as a first-class professional philosopher among academics of all political persuasions. During his life, notes the Times, he aimed to change the intellectual climate and did not mind making enemies in so doing - regarding the scars inflicted by his enemies as badges of honour.

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Finally, the Times has some welcome news if you are looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle but cannot face the gym.

It highlights new research which suggests that watching a film at the cinema could be as good for your health as a light form of cardio exercise.

The findings - which have yet to be published in a peer-to-peer journal - also say a trip to the cinema could provide a boost for your heart and benefit memory and concentration.