A weekly newspaper’s coverage of a royal visit saw it present the Duchess of Cornwall with a cake to celebrate the birth of Prince George.
The Whitstable Gazette pulled out all the stops with its coverage of a visit by the the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Whitstable for its annual oyster festival on Monday.
The paper decided to bake a Victoria sponge cake for the royal visitors in celebration of the birth of Prince George, which was decorated with congratulations from publishers the KM Group and their radio station KMFM.
It was eventually presented to the Duchess with some help from children in the crowd.
The Gazette also put out special news bills welcoming the couple on the route leading into town, although they later found out they arrived by helicopter, so would not have seen them.
Editor Leo Whitlock said: “There were moments of high farce as we tried to get our cake to the royal couple but, with the help of the press team from Clarence House and some willing children, we got there in the end.
“Our news bills looked really good…but the royal couple flew in by helicopter. We hope it’s the thought that counts!
“Thanks to the efforts of our reporters and photographers, we’re planning pages of coverage featuring lots of local faces.”
The cake from was baked over the weekend by Rachel Hollands from the advertising team and the Gazette’s efforts to get it to the royal couple formed part of the paper’s live blog of the visit, along with video, audio, tweets and pictures.