Minnesota media scramble for local royal baby angles


Like it or not, everyone is talking about the British royal family's newest addition, born Monday and revealed to the world on Tuesday amid breathless media coverage around the planet. (Wednesday's update: The Name revealed...George Alexander Louis.)

Minnesota media covered the story in their own way. A sampling:

FOX 9 chats with Richard Lett, a former bodyguard for the royal family who has since settled in Minnesota on a houseboat on the St. Croix River. He helped protect Prince William and Prince Harry as they were growing up, and the beaming Lett tells FOX, "I was with him (William) at St. Andrews when he met Catherine. It's just been a fairytale."

WCCO used the occasion to examine how "you don’t have to be a princess to get the royal treatment" – a story about Twin Cities hospitals upgrading amenities for new mothers. In its Good Question feature, WCCO asks: Why are we so fascinated by royals?"

WDIO in Duluth unearthed this coincidence story: Local dad Jeffrey Rosenthal shares a birthday with Prince William – and he and his wife Katie just had a baby born on the same day as the new royal infant.

KTTC in Rochester had this story: Rochester resident in London during birth of royal baby.

Meanwhile, Minnesota welcomed its own royal babies Wednesday – Twins All-Star catcher Joe Mauer and his wife Maddie have announced they had twin girls.

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