Friday’s Daily Mail filled more than half a page with pictures of Kate Middleton struggling to stay upright at a charity roller-disco event.
The accompanying copy, by royal correspondent Rebecca English, explained that on one occasion the possible future Queen was helped to her feet by her friend Miss Sam Waley-Cohen.
This news will have stunned the Mail’s horse racing correspondents. Surely, the leading amateur rider Sam Waley-Cohen, who has notched up lots of big-race victories at Cheltenham and Aintree, including over the Grand National fences, is very much a man? Or is Prince William’s squeeze now mixing with transgendered toffs?