The early announcement of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy, due to the admission to hospital with severe morning sickness, has sparked a media frenzy.

Reporters and paparazzi gathered outside the hospital in their usual hordes.

Her husband, visiting Kate, looked a little unhappy when negotiating all the attention. The couple would probably have preferred an official announcement later on in the pregnancy.

It could be said the media folk are skating near the edge of the guidelines suggested in the Leveson report. So no change yet then.

J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.