The Daily Express compares President Trump to a party guest who phones at the last minute with some improbable story to explain why he won’t be popping out on a rainy night.
His reason for not coming to London – because of an issue with the new US embassy – doesn’t quite ring true, it says.
The Times quotes British officials as saying Mr Trump cancelled the visit due to a series of perceived slights – including a rebuke from the prime minister when he appeared to endorse the far-right group, Britain First.
Clearly, the Daily Mail adds, he has also been put off by threats of mass demonstrations against him.
Whatever anyone thinks of Mr Trump, the paper continues, our national interest in cultivating good relations with our strongest ally is obvious for all to see.
Across the Channel – the Sun points out – President Macron, no fan of Mr Trump, welcomed him in Paris last year because it was in France’s interests.
A 30-year-old father of twins who is believed to be one of the youngest people in Britain to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, is widely featured.
Daniel Bradbury, from Nottingham, was diagnosed with the “extremely rare” early onset Alzheimer’s last September.
He inherited the condition from his father, who died of the disease at the age of 36.
The Mirror says he suffers from short-term memory loss, confusion and problems with his balance.
His children have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease, the paper adds.
BBC presenter John Humphreys appears on the front of the Sun and the Telegraph following his off-air conversation, during which he appeared to make light of the BBC gender pay row.
According to the Sun, several female stars are “incandescent“, and have threatened to walk out over the leaked conversation with the BBC’s North America editor, Jon Sopel.
But – it adds – BBC bosses are standing by the Today programme veteran.
Humphreys tells the Telegraph that as far as he’s concerned, it’s over and done with.
“If one could relive the last few days, I probably would not have done the same chat with Sopel,” he said.
Rush on vaccines
According to the Telegraph’s main story, chemists were running low on supplies of the flu vaccine on Friday.
It says people across the country were being turned away from pharmacies because they had run out of stock. The paper contacted 10 branches of Boots, and none had any jabs left.
The company said the shops would be resupplied on Saturday.
Finally, it’s widely reported that Harrods is to remove its memorial to Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed and hand it back to the store’s former owner, Mohamed Al Fayed.
The Express says the Qatari proprietors have decided that – with the announcement of a statue commemorating the princess in the grounds of Kensington Palace – it is the right time to return the memorial to Mr Al Fayed.
The Telegraph adds that the Qataris hope Harrods might one day regain its royal warrants and entice the monarchy back through its doors.