If you've been watching Sky News or the BBC News Channel, over the last 24 hours or so, then you'd be forgiven for thinking that there was absolutely nothing else going on in the world ... apart from Prince William's engagement to Catherine Middleton.
The great and the good (?), and plenty who are neither, have been queuing up to give their opinions on the big announcement. Here's a small selection of the
worst best :
The Queen : "Catherine the commoner! We are so not amused."
Prince Phillip : "Kate Moss was it? Bit old isn't she? Could do with a square meal too, the scrawny bitch. Christ! One would have to wrap her in duck tape on the wedding night ... in case she split."
Prime Minister David Cameron : "I received the news in a call from Buckingham Palace during a cabinet meeting and it was greeted with a great cheer as we suddenly realised that we'd be able to bury shit loads of bad news ... everyday for the next fortnight."
Gordon Brown: "I send them all my best wishes for a long and happy married life together. It'll be a great success!"
Prince Charles : "At Last! I'm obviously thrilled. They've been practising long enough! Many a time nanny has caught Willy practising after 'lights out' with a dog eared photo of Kate, posing topless on the freshers' bar at St. Andrews."
Lembit Opik : "I've had her!"
Herman Van Rompuy : "Great! Something else for the UK to waste taxpayers' money on. Perhaps that'll divert attention away from my UK taxpayer funded, EU gravy train for a while."
Iain Dale: On my LBC show tonight from 7 ..."
Red Ed Miliband: "Over-privileged toffee nosed twats!"
Prince Harry: "I am delighted that my brother has popped the question! It means I've gained a sister, with a ring like my mother's, who is not averse to a having a chopper land in her back garden ... which I have always wanted."
At the time of posting, pictures of Kate Middleton's ring were still unavavilable but I did manage to find one of the helicopter pilot's chopper .....