Newspaper headlines: Praise for Prince Harry and fears over Turkey

By BBC News

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Prince Harry is on the front page of the Daily Telegraph for the second day running following his revelations about his struggle to come to terms with the death of his mother.

It reports that ministers are examining plans to station NHS mental health workers in secondary schools full time in an effort to tackle what it calls a rising tide of depression and anxiety.

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According to the Telegraph, the idea is part of a green paper on young people and mental health to be published later this year. "Pupils to learn Harry's lessons", says the headline.

The Sun's former royal editor, Duncan Larcombe, writes that he witnessed Prince Harry's inner turmoil when the prince tried to have him ejected from a party in 2008.

Mr Larcombe says the confrontation took place shortly after the inquest into Princess Diana's death, and the prince calmed down after venting his feelings.

The Daily Mirror welcomes the younger royals' championing of mental health but adds: "Imagine the impact if this influential group spoke out against cuts..."

Donald Trump provides the image of the day - appearing on a number of front pages alongside a wide-eyed Easter Bunny at a White House children's party.

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The US President was joined by the Easter bunny at the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll

'Great day' for diplomacy

The Times focuses on the Turkish referendum, reporting that European diplomats are increasingly concerned that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will renege on the agreement to stem migration to the continent.

They are said to fear that Mr Erdogan will consolidate his new executive powers by picking political battles with the EU.

The Times cartoon depicts the Turkish leader as a sultan on a golden throne, declaring "This is a great day for Turkish democracy... I hereby declare it illegal to say otherwise!"

According to The Guardian, the Turkish referendum is seen by some European leaders as marking the end of the country's long attempt to join the EU.

The paper comments that Turkey's turn to autocracy is now all but complete, and it calls on Europe to offer support to the country's democrats.

In his column in the Telegraph, former Foreign Secretary William Hague blames the EU's reluctance to admit Turkey for driving it towards autocracy. He argues that Britain should not turn its back on a vital ally now.

The Guardian carries a report from the base of so-called Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan where the Americans dropped the weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" last week.

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It says that residents have begun returning to the village close to the blast site, two years after they fled the fighting.

On a tour of the area, Afghan commandos point to worn-out shoes that they say belonged to IS fighters killed in the explosion.

'Alien entrails'

The Times reports that after 250 years, the quest to find a living specimen of a giant shipworm is over.

Only fossils of the mystery mollusc have been found before, but now a live one has been fished out of a muddy lagoon in the Philippines. It's no oil painting, though.

The Guardian describes it as "three feet long and glistening black with a pink, fleshy appendage", and looking like "the entrails of an alien from a bad horror film".

Biologists are thrilled, however. One tells the Guardian: "It might well be monstrous but that doesn't mean it isn't marvellous."