I’ve observed that newspapers are a lot like magazines here. Also, tabloids hold the same status here as a newspaper would back home. There’s a lot more celebrity gossip columns and color involved in British newspapers.
I’m always looking over someone’s shoulder on the tube and I find that they are reading a humorous article about a celebrity or reading random entertainment news. It’s always bizarre because the person holding the paper always looks serious and unconcerned. I noticed a man reading about Daniel Radcliffe rapping an Eminem song and he didn’t seem the least bit amused.
There’s plenty of news concerning the royals in the paper. There’s barely any news about the First Family back home, but everyone loves to talk about the royals here; Especially since Princess Charlotte just had her Christening and the pictures of Queen Elizabeth as a child circulated.