The Telegraph's Mandrake column has a piece of gossip it thinks is worth sharing today:
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's holiday in Mustique has attracted much attention... Mandrake is, however, much more interested in Mark Cecil, the hedge fund tycoon, who... hosted the Middleton family ...on the Caribbean island in [January 2012]"
At this point it is only fair to say that if you are expecting something newsworthy you might want to look away now...
"The tycoon's wife, Katie Cecil, is a close friend of Hugh Grant, the foppish actor."
And that's all we're told.
Leaving me to wonder if this is perhaps a new kind of puzzle. Perhaps The Telegraph will from now on publish an apparently irrelevant fact each week related to something which happened over a year ago, giving us only the crumb of a celebrity name to work with and we then have to work out why it might possibly be interesting.
Let's call it 'Six Degrees of Hugh Grant'.
I'll give this first one a go:
1) Hugh Grant is a privacy campaigner against press intrusion; 2) Somebody Hugh Grant knows owns a holiday villa where the Middletons stayed in 2012; 3) Kate Middleton has been the focus of much press intrusion; 4) the UK media are generally all for a bit of intrusion and as such are a bit down on Hugh Grant at the moment; 5) The Telegraph is letting Hugh Grant know that it's been researching his friends via an otherwise inexplicable mention of his name...
But that's where I run out of steam. I really don't think I've cracked this at all.
Who knows, maybe The Telegraph just wanted to give its readers a treat by finding a tenuous reason to run with a big photo of Hugh Grant because they think he's yummy. And it is the weekend: