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This section gives you an archive of the stories which made it into the national press during 1948.
Prince Charles is born at 9.14 pm at Buckingham Palace on a cold and gloomy Sunday evening. In the press the "ease and normality" of the birth and Princess Elizabeth's attitude to motherhood were seen as very "modern". One editorial commented, "Clearly we have a Royal Family who have no sympathy with old-fashioned ideas in regard to the important matter of maternity".
There was much excitement in the capital at the news and the Palace sent food parcels to all mothers who had had their babies on the same day.